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Benefits of a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System

Dec 10, 2018

There are a lot of naysayers who claim geothermal heating and cooling units aren’t worth the cost. Pay no heed to them. This system may have a high upfront cost but you will be compensated many times over in the coming years because of their huge benefits.

High Efficiency: Geothermal heating systems are embedded inside the ground. Because the temperature of the earth is much more consistent than the air temperature, geothermal heating and cooling units need to utilize far less energy than conventional heating and cooling systems. Many geothermal system manufacturers also use special duct systems fans that have multi-speed motors, which result in further efficiency. All of this can significantly improve your heat consumption. Contact Nelson Comfort for installation in your Cincinnati home.

Eco-Friendly: Geothermal heating and cooling systems are environmentally friendly, because they do not burn fossil fuels — which release greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide that leave carbon footprints — and consume much less electricity. The Environmental Protection Agency has reported that properly installed geothermal units are far less damaging to the environment than any other existing conditioning technology.

Positive Cash Flow: The high price of installing a geothermal heating and cooling system is the reason why people hesitate to utilize it. Installing this system can cost anywhere between $10,000 to $30,000, extensive excavation and ductwork adjustments. Even at its lowest, a geothermal heating and cooling unit would cost 40% more than a conventional HVAC system. However, it can take you as little as 5 years to recover all this cost. That’s because geothermal systems have a very low operating cost.

A geothermal system creates four units of energy for every unit of energy produced by electricity. They do not create heat by burning fuels, simply transfer it to your home. They draw heat from the ground and as a result, save homeowners as much as 70% on their heating costs and 50% on their cooling costs.

Long Lifecycles: Traditional HVAC systems last about 10-20 years with regular maintenance. Since geothermal heating and cooling systems are not located outside, they do not usually suffer the normal wear and tear caused by natural elements. The indoor components only consist of a fan, compressor and pump, which can last for decades. Geothermal systems can last 50 years and the ground looping one can last for over 100 years, with minimum maintenance.

Safety: Since geothermal systems do not use any fossil fuels, there is no risk of explosions or fire. There is also no concern of deadly gases, like carbon monoxide, making their way inside your home via vents. Geothermal heating and cooling units use only renewable energy from the earth, making it extremely safe.

Hot Water Supply: Not many homeowners realize you can have a ready supply of hot water, thanks to your geothermal system. These units can produce all the hot water you want at a low cost and higher efficiency than your regular water heaters. You only need to install a connecter that allows warm water to be stored inside your home’s water heater.

In the past, only the wealthiest people used to install geothermal heating and cooling systems. Today, these systems have become much more affordable and about 100,000 geothermal cooling and heating systems are being installed each year in the United States. If you care about the environment, install these systems at your home now. Contact Nelson Comfort to discuss the benefits of installing a geothermal unit today.

About The Author

Dan Detmer
Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!
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