5 Reasons to Consider a Geothermal Heat System for Your Austin Home
Posted by Scott Mise | 03.06.2015
Installing a geothermal heating and cooling system is a super energy-efficient and money-saving route to maintain comfort in many Austin homes. The following description lists just some of the benefits you can expect from installing a geothermal heating system for your home.
High energy efficiency: Compared to furnaces and other traditional heating systems, geothermal heating is much more efficient. Ground-source geothermal systems use the ground outside your home as the source of heat capture and release. It’s not unusual for a geothermal heat system to attain efficiency levels of even 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 far less to operate each month. Geothermal systems often slash home heating bills by 50 percent or more. A geothermal system can cost more initially, but the level of savings it offers monthly means that the cost of the equipment and installation can often be recovered within just a few years.
Long expected life: Geothermal systems are expected to last for 20 years or even longer 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 generate heat. This means that geothermal equipment doesn’t create 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 will be produced.
Free water heating: By adding a component called a desuperheater, excess heat generated by geothermal operations may be re-routed to heat water in your home. This results in free water heating, which can eliminate another substantial energy cost from your heating budget.
Contact us today for more information on the benefits of geothermal heating systems and to get an installation quote.