Geothermals Top 10 Takeaways


If your knowledge of geothermal heating and cooling is limited, you should, at least, know this – especially if you’re planning on retrofitting your present Starkville home’s HVAC system or at a loss for how best to heat and cool the new home you’re building:
  1. Geothermal HVAC systems are some of the most environmentally friendly on the market. Their simple technology makes use of subterranean temperatures to supply your Starkville 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 highfalutin? All it means is that, with geothermal heating and cooling, your home isn’t unduly disrupting the natural order of things. Instead, it’s becoming a “nicer” part of the environment.
  2. Geothermal HVAC systems meet the definition of “renewable energy technology.” Certainly, they run off of electricity. But they don’t use much of it for all the advantages you get. Just one unit of electricity can convey as much as five units of natural heating or cooling from the earth to your home.
  3. Geothermal HVAC systems are significantly more efficient than solar (photovoltaic) or wind power setups. In general, solar and wind technologies, whatever the draw of their “renewability,” devour 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 to begin with? No surprise there: most home lots in Starkville and elsewhere anymore occupy a fairly meager]55] piece of real-estate. {{The good news is, the polyethylene piping required for the geothermal earth loops doesn’t have to be buried horizontally. It can be dug in vertically and run as deep as 100 to 400 feet. Almost no above-ground surface is necessary in any event, 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 incredibly quiet. Every component of a geothermal system is designed and engineered to perform significantly quieter than ordinary gas furnaces, heat pumps, or air conditioners. Best of all, there’s no outside unit, so you and your neighbors areen’t troubled by fans, belts, and compressors whirring, whining, and juddering away at all hours!
  6. Geothermal HVAC systems are long-term heating and cooling solutions, designed to last for generations. Modern geothermal technology, manufacturing guidelines, and installation procedures assure ground loops of exceptional longevity and heat-exchange equipment that will keep on working flawlessly for decades. It helps, certainly, that the heat-exchange equipment is housed indoors. At least, when it does sooner or later need repairing or replacing, you won’t likely be redoing the ground, well, or pond loops along with it. So replacement costs can be kept to a minimum.
  7. Geothermal HVAC systems require almost no maintenance. The earth loops, as previously described, are designed to hold up for generations, and when appropriately buried, will do so without any need for intervention. Fans, compressors, and pumps, kept safe indoors from weather extremes, need only infrequent scrutiny as well as periodic filter changes and a once-a-year coil cleaning.
  8. Geothermal HVAC systems are as beneficial in cooling as they are in heating. The old perception that geothermal HVAC systems don’t cool as well as they heat has been pretty much put to pastureed by ongoing advances in the manufacture of geothermal technology.
  9. Geothermal HVAC systems can be configured to multitask. Okay, so you’ve decided you want to heat your home’s water geothermally. But can a geothermal system provide ambient heat for your home as well? And what if you have a swimming pool? Rest easy. Today’s systems can handle it all and handle it concurrently, with no favoring of one task over another.
  10. Geothermal HVAC systems are becoming increasingly affordable – even without federal and local tax incentives. Congress has yet to bring back federal tax credits for geothermal heating and cooling that lapsed December 31, 2016. Still, a number of factors – material and technological advances, new installation practices, and greater competition in the marketplace, for the most part – are helping to better correlate geothermal solutions with the cost of traditional heating and cooling methods.
 
Contact the geothermal wizards at Mid South Air Conditioning, Inc. today. They’ll clearly outline the rewards of geothermal heating and cooling so you can make the best decision for your Starkville home.