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 considering redoing your current Van Buren home’s HVAC system or pondering how best to heat and cool the new home you’re having built for you:
  1. Geothermal HVAC systems are some of the most environmentally friendly you can buy. Their relatively uncomplicated technology channels subterranean temperatures to supply your Van Buren home with winter heat and summer cooling. Thus, your home and the earth are always in sync, bonded together in a unique – and uniquely compatible – home-earth symbiosis. Sound a little too highfalutin? All it means is that, with geothermal heating and cooling, your home isn’t upending 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.” Sure, they run off of electricity. But they don’t use much of it for all the good you get. Just one unit of electricity can convey 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. The truth is, 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 in the first place? No eye-opener there: most home lots in Van Buren and elsewhere anymore occupy a comparatively You’ll be glad to know, however, that 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 needed 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 remarkably quiet. Every part of a geothermal system is designed and engineered to operate much quieter than conventional gas furnaces, heat pumps, or air conditioners. Even better, 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 durable heating and cooling solutions, designed, engineered, and built to last for generations. Modern geothermal technology, manufacturing guidelines, and installation procedures ensure ground loops of impressive longevity and heat-exchange equipment that will continue working impeccably for decades. It helps, of course, that the heat-exchange equipment is housed indoors. At least, when it does by and by have to be repaired or replaced, it’s not likely that you’ll be replacing the ground, well, or pond loops along with it. So replacement costs can be kept to a minimum.
  7. Geothermal HVAC systems don’t require much maintenance at all. 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, kept safe indoors from weather extremes, necessitate only a sporadic examination as well as periodic filter changes and an annual coil cleaning.
  8. Geothermal HVAC systems are as adept at cooling as they are at heating. The old belief that geothermal HVAC systems don’t cool as well as they heat has been substantially laid to rested by steady enhancements in the manufacture of geothermal technology.
  9. Geothermal HVAC systems can be set up to multitask. Very well, 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? Don’t worry. Today’s systems can take care of it all and take care of 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 restore federal tax credits for geothermal heating and cooling that ended December 31, 2016. Nevertheless, a number of factors – material and technological advances, new installation practices, and greater competition in the marketplace, primarily – are helping to bring geothermal solutions more in line with the cost of more orthodox heating and cooling methods.
 
Contact the geothermal wizards at American Energy Guard today. They’ll give you the full skinny on the advantages of geothermal heating and cooling so you can make the wisest decision for your Van Buren home.