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Geothermal – Down to Earth Savings!
In today’s world there is a lot of push towards “going green.” As a result, many homeowners are exploring their options. And for those homeowners, A & L Heating & Cooling has one word – Geothermal.
What Does Geothermal Mean?
That word has been thrown around so much in the news and society around us that we are sure you have heard the term before. It literally means “hot earth” according to its Greek origins. Though there’s a good amount of mechanics involved, the geothermal system requires installing proper pumps, hoses, and piping. Once constructed, a geothermal system consists basically of a loop of pipes underground circulating water.
How does Geothermal heat your home?
In the winter, the ground temperature is normally warmer than the air temperature. The heat is absorbed from the ground into the pipes and pumped from the ground to help heat the home.
How does Geothermal cool your home?
In the summer, the geothermal system cools the home. The heat extracted from the home runs through the pipes and is absorbed by the water and put into the earth. This acts in the same way a traditional air conditioning unit extracts heat from the home and puts it outside of the home. Though the theory is not different, the efficiency and monetary savings are!
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that homeowners can expect a savings in both heating and cooling costs using geothermal systems.
How does Geothermal Heat Water?
Geothermal systems can also be used to heat water. In the summer, the water heating would be free since the water would simply be heated by the heat extracted from the house to keep it cool. Geothermal systems use 30% to 60% less energy than the normal HVAC system. They also are quieter when running and require less maintenance than a normal HVAC system.
How does Geothermal save you money?
Though some customers may be put off by the price a geothermal system initially, a geothermal system can save on average $700.00 per year, practically paying for itself in about 5 years or less. This savings does not even include the lower maintenance costs or possible rebates. It pays to install a geothermal system. These geothermal systems have been installed in homes for almost 50 years now. You know since A & L Heating & Cooling has been around just as long, you can be sure we know a thing or two about them.
With the installation and use of a geothermal heating and cooling system a homeowner can feel good about themselves. Not only is there household saving to be had, but geothermal systems also contribute to lower greenhouse emissions as well as conserving natural resources. Take it from the experts at A & L, geothermal is the way to go!
For a price estimate on putting a Geothermal Heating & Cooling System in your home, contact A&L Heating & Cooling.
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