Geothermal’s Top 10 Takeaways


If your knowledge of geothermal heating and cooling is lacking, you ought to know this, at least – especially if you’re looking into retrofitting your present Beatrice home’s HVAC system or wondering what to put into the new home you’re having constructed:
  1. Geothermal HVAC systems are among the most environmentally friendly on the market. Their simple technology channels subterranean temperatures to supply your Beatrice home with winter heat and summer cooling. Thus, your home and the earth are always in sync, joined together in a unique – and uniquely compatible – home-earth symbiosis. Sound a little too flowery? All it means is that, with geothermal heating and cooling, your home isn’t “messing” with the natural order of things. Instead, it’s becoming a “nicer” part of the environment.
  2. Geothermal HVAC systems pass muster as “renewable energy technology.” Yes, they run off of electricity. But they don’t use much of it for all the reward you get. Just one unit of electricity can transport as much as five units of natural heating or cooling from the earth to your home.
  3. Geothermal HVAC systems are considerably more efficient than solar (photovoltaic) or wind power setups. Generally speaking, solar and wind technologies, whatever the chachet of their “renewability,” consume four times more kilowatt-hours of electricity per dollar spent than geothermal systems.
  4. Geothermal HVAC systems will be hardly noticeable on your property. Don’t have much yard space anyway? No revelation there: most home lots in Beatrice and elsewhere anymore occupy a fairly compact the polyethylene piping required for the geothermal earth loops doesn’t have to be buried horizontally. It can be dug in vertically and extended to a depth of anywhere from 100 to 400 feet. Very little above-ground surface is called for in any case, whether vertical, horizontal, open (well water), or pond loops are installed. Result? You can keep your little patch of paradise a whole lot greener.
  5. Geothermal HVAC systems are unbelievably quiet. Every element of a geothermal system is designed and engineered to operate significantly quieter than ordinary gas furnaces, heat pumps, or air conditioners. More reassuring still, there’s no outside unit, so you and your neighbors areen’t subjected to the aggravation of fans, belts, and compressors whirring, whining, and juddering away at all hours!
  6. Geothermal HVAC systems are long-term heating and cooling solutions, designed and engineered to last for generations. Modern geothermal technology, manufacturing guidelines, and installation procedures assure ground loops of impressive longevity and heat-exchange equipment that will continue working perfectly for decades. It helps, certainly, that the heat-exchange equipment is sheltered indoors. At least, when it does ultimately need repairing or replacing, you undoubtedly won’t be redoing the ground, well, or pond loops along with it. So replacement costs can be relatively insubstantial.
  7. Geothermal HVAC systems require very little maintenance. The earth loops, as mentioned, are designed to endure for generations, and when appropriately buried, will do so without any need for intervention. Fans, compressors, and pumps, kept safe indoors from weather extremes, require only an occasional examination as well as periodic filter changes and an annual coil cleaning.
  8. Geothermal HVAC systems are as adept at cooling as they are at heating. The old belief that geothermal HVAC systems don’t cool as well as they heat has been substantially laid to rested by continuing improvements in the manufacture of geothermal technology.
  9. Geothermal HVAC systems can be configured to multitask. Okay, so you’ve decided on heating your home’s water geothermally. But can a geothermal system provide ambient heat for your home too? And what if you have a swimming pool? Don’t worry. Today’s systems can take care of it all and take care of it concurrently, with no favoring of one task over another.
  10. Geothermal HVAC systems are becoming increasingly affordable – even when not subsidized by federal and local tax incentives. Congress has yet to bring back federal tax credits for geothermal heating and cooling that terminated December 31, 2016. Still, a number of factors – material and technological advances, new installation practices, and increased competition in the marketplace, primarily – are helping to bring geothermal solutions more in line with the cost of conventional heating and cooling methods.
 
Get hold of the geothermal specialists at Noakes Heating & Air today. They’ll clearly outline the rewards of geothermal heating and cooling so you can make the wisest decision for your Beatrice home.