Geothermals Top 10 Takeaways


If your knowledge of geothermal heating and cooling is lacking, you ought to know this, at least – especially if you’re planning on upgrading your present Medina home’s HVAC system or still undecided about how best to heat and cool the new home you’re having constructed:
  1. Geothermal HVAC systems are among the most environmentally friendly available. Their relatively straightforward technology makes use of subterranean temperatures to supply your Medina home with winter heat and summer cooling. Thus, your home and the earth are always in sync, joined together in a singular – and singularly compatible – home-earth symbiosis. Sound a bit too showy? All it means is that, with geothermal heating and cooling, your home isn’t unduly disrupting 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 demand much of it for all the benefit you get. Just one unit of electricity can convey up to five units of natural heating or cooling from the earth to your home.
  3. Geothermal HVAC systems are much more efficient than solar (photovoltaic) or wind power setups. In general, solar and wind technologies, whatever the appeal 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 revelation there: most home lots in Medina and elsewhere anymore occupy a fairly compact the polyethylene piping required 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 necessary 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 much quieter than conventional gas furnaces, heat pumps, or air conditioners. Even better, there’s no outside unit, so you and your neighbors are spared the irritation of fans, belts, and compressors whirring, whining, and rattling away at all hours!
  6. Geothermal HVAC systems are long-term heating and cooling solutions, designed to last for generations. Current geothermal technology, manufacturing guidelines, and installation procedures assure ground loops of extraordinary longevity and heat-exchange equipment that will keep on working flawlessly for decades. It helps, of course, that the heat-exchange equipment is protected indoors. At least, when it does ultimately need repairing or replacing, you won’t likely be swapping out the ground, well, or pond loops along with it. So replacement costs can be held to a minimum.
  7. Geothermal HVAC systems need almost no maintenance. The earth loops, as previously described, are designed to hold up for generations, and when appropriately buried, will do so without any need for intervention. Fans, compressors, and pumps, shielded indoors from weather extremes, necessitate only a sporadic 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 perception that geothermal HVAC systems don’t cool as well as they heat has been pretty much put to pastureed by ongoing improvements in the manufacture of geothermal technology.
  9. Geothermal HVAC systems can be set up to multitask. Very well, so you’ve decided on heating your home’s water geothermally. But can a geothermal system provide ambient heat for your home too? And what if you have a swimming pool? Relax. Today’s systems can do it all and do it concurrently, with no favoring of one task over another.
  10. Geothermal HVAC systems are becoming increasingly affordable – even when not subsidized by federal and local tax incentives. Congress has yet to reinstitute federal tax credits for geothermal heating and cooling that expired December 31, 2016. That said, a number of factors – material and technological enhancements, new installation practices, and rising competition in the marketplace, mostly – are helping to better align geothermal solutions with the cost of traditional heating and cooling methods.
 
Get hold of the geothermal specialists at Sisler Heating & Cooling, Inc. today. They’ll give you the full skinny on the advantages of geothermal heating and cooling so you can make the best decision for your Medina home.