30 Apr 5 Reasons to Consider a Geothermal Heat System for Your Houston Home
Installing a geothermal heating and cooling system is an energy-efficient and money-saving way to maintain comfort in many Houston homes. The following description outlines just some of the benefits you can expect after installing a geothermal heating system for your home.
High energy efficiency: Compared to furnaces and other traditional heating systems, geothermal heating is extremely efficient. Ground-source geothermal systems use the ground outside your home as the source of heat capture and release. It’s not uncommon for a geothermal heat system to attain efficiency levels of 300 to 400 percent, consuming one unit of electricity for every three or four units of heat produced.
Cost-effective operation: The high efficiency of geothermal heating means that it costs much less to operate each month. Geothermal systems can often slash home heating bills by 50 percent or more. A geothermal system will usually cost more initially, but the level of savings it offers each month means that the cost of the equipment and installation can often be recovered within a few years.
Long expected life: Geothermal systems are expected to last for 20 years or more with proper maintenance. Some components, such as the loop pipes, are sometimes guaranteed for up to 50 years.
Environmentally clean operation: Geothermal heating systems don’t burn fossil fuels to produce heat. This means that geothermal equipment doesn’t produce greenhouse gases or harmful substances, such as carbon monoxide. Such high efficiency also means there will be less demand on the local power grid and, as a result, less pollution produced.
Free water heating: By adding a component called a desuperheater, excess heat generated by geothermal operations can be diverted to heat water in your home. This results in free water heating, which can eliminate another substantial energy cost from your budget.
Airtron Heating & Air Conditioning has more than 30 years of experience providing expert heating and cooling services to customers in Houston, Avon, Carmel, Greenwood and Martinsville. Contact us today for more information on the benefits of geothermal heating systems and to get an installation quote.