How does saving up to 70% on your future energy bills sound? If that is appealing to you, then a geothermal system is the answer! While the benefits to choosing geothermal as your energy system are endless, read on to learn the top three.
Think of geothermal as your one-stop-shop when it comes to heating and cooling. One system acts as your heater, air conditioner, and hot water heater. With fewer moving components and the system being stored inside the building and underground away from harsh elements, it will be more reliable and require less maintenance. When installed properly, which is essential, the buried loop can last for generations and the equipment for decades, so replacing different parts every few years will no longer be necessary!
Geothermal systems rely on the Earth’s stable internal temperature instead of fossil fuels and electricity. In winter months, a geothermal system circulates a water solution through a series of pipes, which captures stored solar warmth from the ground and delivers it through your building. In summer months, the cycle reverses to provide air conditioning by removing heat from the structure and depositing it into the ground, while the fluid is cooled by lower temperatures below ground and disperses cool air into the home. Since geothermal relies on the Earth’s natural resources instead of non-renewable energy, it is the most energy-efficient and environmentally clean HVAC system available.
With geothermal energy requiring less equipment, less electricity, and essentially no fossil fuels to operate, you can imagine that this system is the most cost-effective in the long run. Home or building owners usually begin to see a return on investment 5-10 years after initial installation, but since the system uses the Earth’s natural resources and requires fewer parts, it will save on average 50-70% on energy costs over its lifetime. On top of the energy savings, federal and local incentives typically amount to 30%-60% of the total geothermal system cost, making the initial price of a system competitive with conventional equipment.
In addition to these benefits, there are many more advantages to having a geothermal system in your house or commercial building. Want to learn more? Our experts would love the opportunity to make this a reality in your home or business. For more information about going geo, contact us today.