Geothermal energy is extracted through one of the most natural sources in the world – the earth itself. That’s right, geothermal energy is generated by our very own planet, a limitless source of natural, renewable energy.
A geothermal unit uses this clean, sustainable energy to cool and heat your home. Geothermal units are becoming increasingly popular among homeowners who want to save money and do their part in going green. So how do you know if a geothermal unit is the best bet for your home?
You might find these energy-efficient systems beneficial if:
You are currently using oil, propane or electric heating and cooling, and would like to see a decrease in your utility costs:
The overall cost of running a geothermal unit is 40-70% less than other heating options. As we previously mentioned, geothermal energy is extracted from the ground so there are no expensive fossil fuels or big, electricity-draining machines required.
Each time you turn on your traditional heating system or air conditioner, an electrical current is triggered, and the meter starts running. When you have your HVAC system running all year long, you are paying for that energy use all year long. A geothermal unit cuts these costs in half. When you have low, annual utility costs, not only do you save money, you actually increase the future value of your home.
You want to contribute to environmentally healthy air.
With a geothermal unit, you help to revitalize the air. A geothermal unit runs on natural, renewable energy, so it doesn’t contribute harmful gases or particulates to the atmosphere. Most heating systems, including electric, run on fossil fuels, which pollute the air and aid in the destruction of the ozone layer. A geothermal unit reduces this pollution by providing a source of natural, reusable energy that doesn’t depend on fossil fuels.
You want your home to look its best:
Geothermal units eliminate the need for large, outdoor HVAC machinery such as fuel tanks and central AC. A geothermal unit functions underground. The actual heat pumps sit in your basement, but the core of the unit lay under your yard, working with natural outside temperatures to heat and cool your home. So there is no reason for random electrical heaters to line your living room, or long fuel pipes to travel across the side of your home. Geothermal units dramatically improve the outside appearance of your home as well as increase available space inside.
If a geothermal unit sounds like something you might be interested in, you are certainly not alone. With environmental awareness and energy costs on the rise, geothermal heating and cooling is an increasingly attractive option for homeowners who want to save some money while saving the environment.
For more information on the money and energy saving powers of a geothermal unit, call 610-431-1616 (Chester County, PA) or 610-565-9999 (Delaware County, PA) or 610-879-0511 (Montgomery County) or click here to speak with an expert HVAC technician at MoreVent Heating, Air Conditioning And Plumbing.