Normal Seasonal Cycles: Heating our homes in the Fall/Winter months & cooling our home in the Spring/Summer months. Regardless of what fuel source (propane, oil, electricity, natural gas) your home is using the price seems to never go away. Why not think outside of the box & look into alternative ways to heat & cool your home.
Geothermal heating & cooling is a great alternative to heating & cooling your home & getting rid of the fossil fuels bill.......with the benefit of reducing household energy emmissions.
How Geothermal Works:
While temperatures above the ground vary from day to day and from season to season, the temperature beneath the earth’s surface remains relatively consistent. At a depth of ten feet, the soil temperature remains largely unaffected by the temperature above the surface even during the cold winter months.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems are comprised of a series of pipes, a geothermal unit, and a heat pump. The underground pipes are filled with an ethanol solution, which absorbs heat from the earth and transports it to the geothermal unit located inside your home. The geothermal unit interfaces with your forced air or water radiator system, enabling the transfer of heat to your home. In the summer months, the geothermal furnace works in reverse to help keep your home cool. A geothermal heating and cooling system will reduce your household energy emissions by 50%, in addition to reducing your family’s overall environmental footprint.
Advantages To Geothermal:
Households that install an energy efficient Geothermal Heating and Cooling system can see yearly energy savings by as much a 70%. Depending on your current heating system, with a typical Geothermal system customers can see positive return within 5 to 7 years. Geothermal not only saves you money on your winter heating bills but also on your summer air conditioning bills because a typical system cools at a rate of 1 to 2 times an average air conditioning system.
There are numerous reasons one might consider converting to a geothermal energy system, but we thought we would take a moment to illustrate a few of the most commonly cited reasons.
Reduced Carbon Footprint
A carbon footprint is commonly defined as the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an organization, individual, event or product. By converting your home to a geothermal energy system, you will have the opportunity to reduce your family’s environmental footprint by up to 80%.
As global energy supplies dwindle and demand for oil continues to increase, consumers will be left to deal with the dictates of market forces. A geothermal energy system from Quest Geothermal will allow you to insulate your family from the uncertainties of the markets, and help to eliminate your overall dependence on fossil fuels.
Geothermal heating systems effortlessly maintain a steady ambient room temperature, thus contributing to the overall comfort of your home. Geothermal systems eliminate indoor temperature swings and humidity changes that often occur with traditional systems.
Unlike conventional heating systems, geothermal energy systems do not require a combustible fuel source. Geothermal systems tap into the earth’s natural fuel source, and eliminate the need for dangerous, combustible fuels in your home.
Unlike traditional home heating systems, geothermal units require next-to-no maintenance to remain in proper working order. Additionally, our geothermal systems have a life expectancy of 20 years or more.
Not only is Geothermal heating & cooling great for current homeowners it is one of many great selling features when it is time to sell your home.
Thank You to QUEST GEOTHERMAL for all of the information supplied for this blog post.
Please check out www.questgeothermal.com for further information or to get yourself a quotation for Geothermal Heating & Cooling in your home today!