Geothermals Top 10 Takeaways


If your knowledge of geothermal heating and cooling is next to nil, you ought to know this, at least – especially if you’re planning on upgrading your present Western Montana home’s HVAC system or still don’t know what to put into the new home you’re having built for you:
  1. Geothermal HVAC systems are widely considered the most environmentally friendly you can buy. Their relatively uncomplicated technology harnesses subterranean temperatures to supply your Western Montana home with winter heat and summer cooling. Thus, your home and the earth are always in sync, fused together in a distinctive – and distinctively harmonious – home-earth symbiosis. Sound a bit too flashy? All it means is that, with geothermal heating and cooling, your home isn’t subverting the natural order of things. Instead, it’s becoming a “nicer” part of the environment.
  2. Geothermal HVAC systems pass muster as “renewable energy technology.” Yes, they run off of electricity. But they don’t demand much of it for all the value you get. Just one unit of electricity can transfer as much as five units of natural heating or cooling from the earth to your home.
  3. Geothermal HVAC systems are far more efficient than solar (photovoltaic) or wind power systems. In truth, solar and wind technologies, whatever the pull of their “renewability,” eat four times more kilowatt-hours of electricity per dollar spent than geothermal systems.
  4. Geothermal HVAC systems don’t require as much of your yard as you might think. Don’t have much yard space to begin with? No eye-opener there: most home lots in Western Montana and elsewhere anymore occupy a comparatively meager]55] piece of real-estate. {{The good news is, the polyethylene piping used for the geothermal earth loops doesn’t have to be buried horizontally. It can be dug in vertically and run as deep as 100 to 400 feet. Hardly any above-ground surface is called for at any rate, whether vertical, horizontal, open (well water), or pond loops are installed. Result? You can keep your little patch of paradise a whole lot greener.
  5. Geothermal HVAC systems are unbelievably quiet. Every aspect of a geothermal system is designed and engineered to perform significantly quieter than ordinary gas furnaces, heat pumps, or air conditioners. Even better, there’s no outside unit, so you and your neighbors areen’t subjected to the aggravation of fans, belts, and compressors whirring, whining, and rattling away at all hours!
  6. Geothermal HVAC systems are durable heating and cooling solutions, designed and engineered to last for generations. Modern geothermal technology, manufacturing guidelines, and installation procedures assure ground loops of exceptional longevity and heat-exchange equipment that will keep working flawlessly for decades. It helps, of course, that the heat-exchange equipment is sheltered indoors. At least, when it does in due course have to be repaired or replaced, it’s not likely that you’ll be swapping out the ground, well, or pond loops along with it. So replacement costs can be kept down.
  7. Geothermal HVAC systems don’t need much maintenance at all. The earth loops, as previously described, are designed to hold up for generations, and when properly buried, will do so without any need for intervention. Fans, compressors, and pumps, shielded indoors from weather extremes, need only infrequent scrutiny as well as periodic filter changes and a yearly coil cleaning.
  8. Geothermal HVAC systems are as adept at cooling as they are at heating. The old perception that geothermal HVAC systems don’t cool as well as they heat has been pretty much invalidated by continuing advances in the manufacture of geothermal technology.
  9. Geothermal HVAC systems can be set up to multitask. Okay, so you’ve decided you want to heat your home’s water geothermally. But can a geothermal system provide ambient heat for your home also? And what if you have a swimming pool? Rest easy. Today’s systems can take care of it all and take care of it concurrently, with no favoring of one task over another.
  10. Geothermal HVAC systems are becoming more and more affordable – even in the absence of federal and local tax incentives. Congress has yet to reinstate federal tax credits for geothermal heating and cooling that terminated December 31, 2016. Nevertheless, a number of factors – material and technological advances, new installation practices, and increased competition in the marketplace, primarily – are helping to bring geothermal solutions more in line with the cost of conventional heating and cooling methods.
 
Get hold of the geothermal wizards at Ground Source Systems, Inc. today. They’ll clearly outline the rewards of geothermal heating and cooling so you can make the best decision for your Western Montana home.