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Geothermal Heating – Success or Failure?

When it comes to a heating and cooling system for your home, there are many different choices. The popular choice is a central air conditioning unit but in the past few years, Geothermal Heating and Cooling systems are making a strong run for first place. This system uses unique technology and is an eco friendly solution for heating and cooling needs. 

This type of heating and cooling system is placed in the ground and uses the temperatures beneath the earth's surface to heat and cool the home. This type of system is very efficient and can be used just about anywhere. The Geothermal heat pump will take advantage of the below surface temperatures to exchange heat with the earth via a heat exchanger. 

There are many advantages to using this type of system which we will list below: 

Reduce Utility Bills 

The first advantage to this system is the reduction in heating and cooling cost. A geothermal system will reduce your monthly bill by up to 70% in some areas compared to the more standard systems. 

Life Span 

The life span of the geothermal system is also a great advantage. This type of system will last for almost 25 years which is a very long time compared to the 10 to 13 year life span of other unit types. Some geothermal systems have even larger life spans which can help even further! 

Lower Maintenance Cost 

This system also costs less to maintain. Because the equipment is kept indoors, the unit is not exposed to the elements so you do not have to maintain the unit as much as a central air unit. Moving parts are limited so you do not have to worry about malfunction as much as well. 

Selling Feature

Because geothermal units are becoming more popular, they are now a great selling feature. This option is more appealing to buyers and you may be able to make a better profit with this type of system if you are thinking of selling your home. The long term value is better than other units such as the central air system. 

Looking at all the positive points a geothermal unit has to offer, it is not surprising that this option is quickly becoming a top choice for new construction and replacement and its definetly a success. If you are interested in this heating and cooling option for your home, contact your local HVAC dealer to find out if the product is available and to learn more information.