Geothermal’s Top 10 Takeaways


If your knowledge of geothermal heating and cooling is lacking, you should, at least, know this – especially if you’re thinking of redoing your present Columbus, Ohio home’s HVAC system or still undecided about how best to heat and cool the new home you’re building:
  1. Geothermal HVAC systems are among the most environmentally friendly you can buy. Their simple technology makes use of subterranean temperatures to supply your Columbus, Ohio home with winter heat and summer cooling. Thus, your home and the earth are always in sync, joined together in a unique – and uniquely coordinated – home-earth symbiosis. Sound a little too highfalutin? All it means is that, with geothermal heating and cooling, your home isn’t “messing” with the natural order of things. Instead, it’s becoming a “nicer” part of the environment.
  2. Geothermal HVAC systems meet the definition of “renewable energy technology.” Certainly, they run off of electricity. But they don’t use 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 technologies. In general, solar and wind technologies, whatever the allure of their “renewability,” eat four times more kilowatt-hours of electricity per dollar spent than geothermal systems.
  4. Geothermal HVAC systems will be hardly noticeable on your property. Don’t have much yard space to begin with? No surprise there: most home lots in Columbus, Ohio and elsewhere anymore occupy a relatively small the polyethylene piping needed 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. Very little above-ground surface is needed in any event, 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 incredibly quiet. Every element of a geothermal system is designed and engineered to run significantly quieter than traditional gas furnaces, heat pumps, or air conditioners. Best of all, there’s no outside unit, so you and your neighbors areen’t troubled by fans, belts, and compressors whirring, whining, and juddering away at all hours!
  6. Geothermal HVAC systems are dependable heating and cooling solutions, designed, engineered, and built to last for generations. Current geothermal technology, manufacturing guidelines, and installation procedures ensure ground loops of exceptional longevity and heat-exchange equipment that will keep working flawlessly for decades. It helps, certainly, that the heat-exchange equipment is sheltered indoors. At least, when it does sooner or later have to be repaired or replaced, you undoubtedly won’t be swapping out the ground, well, or pond loops along with it. So replacement costs can be relatively low.
  7. Geothermal HVAC systems need very little maintenance. The earth loops, as previously described, are designed to endure for generations, and when appropriately buried, will do so without any need for intervention. Fans, compressors, and pumps, safeguarded indoors from weather extremes, need only an infrequent examination as well as periodic filter changes and a once-a-year coil cleaning.
  8. Geothermal HVAC systems are as beneficial in cooling as they are in heating. The old idea that geothermal HVAC systems don’t cool as well as they heat has been pretty much buried by steady advances in the manufacture of geothermal technology.
  9. Geothermal HVAC systems can be adjusted to multitask. Okay, so you’ve determined you want to heat your home’s water geothermally. But can a geothermal system provide ambient heat for your home as well? And what if you have a swimming pool? Relax. Today’s systems can do it all and do it all at once, with no favoring of one task over another.
  10. Geothermal HVAC systems are becoming a lot 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 expired December 31, 2016. That said, a number of factors – material and technological advances, new installation practices, and greater competition in the marketplace, predominantly – are helping to bring geothermal solutions more in line with the cost of more orthodox heating and cooling methods.
 
Get hold of the geothermal pros at Geo Source One Inc. today. They’ll give you the full skinny on the rewards of geothermal heating and cooling so you can make the right decision for your Columbus, Ohio home.