What is Geothermal Heating & Cooling and Is It Right For You?

Can you imagine having your home heated and cooled simply through the power of nature? Well that’s exactly what a geothermal heating and cooling system would do for you. Geothermal heating and cooling systems are incredibly efficient and environmentally friendly. They use the power of the sun to keep you feeling comfortable in your home. Unlike traditional systems a geothermal system uses solar energy that is naturally stored in the earth to power your heating and cooling. Let’s dive deeper into how they work and why they might benefit you. 

How Does it Work?

These systems work similar to traditional units in the fact that they connect to fans, thermostats, and vents in your home. However, instead of a traditional unit, which is powered using the air around it, a geothermal system is powered using the earth. This system does not require propane or natural gas to run and will function with any size home. A geothermal system has heat pumps that run through the earth below or around your home. They use the earth’s natural stable temperatures to heat or cool your home. 

The underground pumps will be filled with water which will adjust naturally according to the earth’s temperature. During the summer months the system will absorb the heat in your home and transfer it to the water in the pipes. This will then be cooled by the earth’s temperature and pushed back into your home. This leaves you with cool, dehumidified air in your home. During the winter months the system absorbs the heat of the earth around it and stores it in the water running through the pipes. The heat is carried to ground-source heat pumps that concentrate and deliver the warm comfortable air into your home. 

Why You Should Consider it

Geothermal heating cooling systems are incredibly efficient. They work with a lot more ease than traditional units. For example, in the summer your traditional unit has to work extremely hard to convert the warm air around it into cool air that will enter your home. Geothermal systems will likely use about 25-40% less energy than a traditional unit. Geothermal systems are also environmentally friendly because they don’t require propane or natural gas to run. #SavingtheEarth Geothermal systems also work in all areas (warm, cold, mild) and for any size home, which means there’s no reason not to get one of these systems installed. 

If you’re interested in learning more about how geothermal energy works you can check out this short video by the U.S. Department of Energy:  https://youtu.be/y_ZGBhy48YI

If you’re interested in a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home, let’s chat! AC Masters would love to discuss the details of switching to this system and how we can help you do it! To schedule an appointment or to ask any questions call (757) 847-5252!

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