When it comes to green energy, geothermal products take first prize. There’s no other HVAC system that is more clean or efficient. Along with being sustainable and eco-friendly, geothermal products can save you up to 50 percent in energy expenditures during the warm months and up to 70 percent during the colder months. These smart and energy efficient HVAC systems use the stored energy from the sun in the earth to both heat and cool homes. Every day, the ground continually stores solar energy. The best thing is that all of this energy is provided by Mother Nature free of charge. Geothermal systems do not burn any fossil fuel, and the only cost is the electricity needed to operate the system.
How These Green Energy Systems Work
Geothermal heat pumps are installed either in the ground or a body of water, such as a nearby lake. Trenches are dug, and an underground network of piping is installed. This network is known as a loop and can be closed or open. The water in the loop circulates and transfers heat between the ground, heat pump and the home. During the wintertime, the geothermal heat pumps takes free heat from the ground, concentrates it and transfers it to the interior of the home. It acts in reverse during the summertime. The geothermal heat pump takes the heat from the home and moves it through the underground loop. The heat is eventually returned to the ground.
Installation for Geothermal Heat Pumps
There are a number of factors that need to be considered before installing a geothermal system. There must be enough space available, and the property’s soil and landscaping must be conducive. Several hundred feet of space is typically needed for the underground piping, and wells require special consideration. When choosing an HVAC contractor for the installation of a geothermal system, it’s best to choose one who has experience with this technology. Keep in mind that all HVAC contractors do not install geothermal systems.
Although installing geothermal systems is more expensive than traditional HVAC systems, consumers can save money with rebate programs from state and federal initiatives, including the 25C Tax Credit that will expire in December 2013. Currently, there are programs available that offer a rebate up to $2,000. Savings are also offered through local electric companies, manufacturer rebates and dealer online coupons and specials.
If you’re seeking a geothermal system in Parrish, FL, be sure to call us at Custom Air Heating and Cooling. Our skilled technicians are highly experienced in installing these specialized systems, and all work is 100 percent guaranteed. We’re also a Trane Trane Comfort Specialist and provide our business and residential customers with superior products.