Geothermal heating and cooling systems are well known for their economic benefits. Although saving money is an important factor when deciding on a heating and cooling system, there are several other benefits of a geothermal system that you should know about.
- Reduced environmental impact. Energy Star rates geothermal systems as up to 45 percent more efficient than their conventional counterparts. They reduce the consumption of resources and emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Track your current energy usage to get an idea of what kind of energy savings you can realize if you switched to a geothermal system.
- Easy maintenance. The ground loop of a geothermal system can last 50 years or more with little or no maintenance. The heat pump itself can have a life expectancy of 15 to 20 years and regular maintenance does not require special training. Maintenance usually consists of checking air filters, checking a few gauges and checking condensation pans.
- Clean, quiet, and safe operation. Geothermal systems do not have unsightly, noisy compressors outside, or combustion furnaces inside. There is no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, and some users compare the inside noise to that of a refrigerator – you may not even realize it is running.
- Small footprint. Geothermal heat pumps take up less space than conventional systems, allowing for more flexibility in installation. It can also provide both heating and cooling in a single system, eliminating the need for multiple appliances. This also means that they are easier to retrofit in an existing building or home as there are no special construction or ventilation requirements.
Aladdin Heating and Cooling serves all of Southeast Michigan including Detroit and the surrounding areas. Call today to find out how you can benefit from a geothermal heating and cooling system, including up to $500 in tax credits on new installations.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Detroit, Michigan about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about geothermal and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
Image courtesy of Shutterstock