Below the ground, temperatures stay constant all year. A geothermal HVAC system with an indoor handling unit and a buried system of pipes called an Earth loop, takes advantage of these constant temperatures. The water in the pipes absorbs heat from the ground in winter and cools your Canyon, Texas, home in summer, similar to a conventional heat pump. A geothermal system is more expensive, but it can pay for itself over time in energy savings and increase the value of your home. Here are some more benefits of a geothermal HVAC system.
Better Indoor Air Quality
Since geothermal systems don’t constantly bring in outside air like conventional HVAC systems, pollutants such as pollen, dust, and dirt can’t enter your home and lower your indoor air quality as easily. The constant cycling of the air handler also keeps the air at optimal humidity, preventing mold growth and keeping you and your family comfortable. There’s no combustion, so you’ll never have to worry about carbon monoxide or other pollutants produced by furnaces.
Geothermal systems transfer heat instead of creating it. Therefore, they only need a fraction of the electricity used for conventional heating and cooling. For every unit of energy used to power the system, your home gets about four units of heat. This makes a geothermal system a great investment, especially if your current heater or air conditioner is more than 15 years old, the average lifespan for conventional systems.
A geothermal unit’s fan, compressor, and pump are indoors and protected from harsh weather, so they can last for 25 years. When your unit needs replacing, it will be much less expensive than installing a new system because the underground components are the most costly. Those pipes are polypropylene, the same material used in city gas lines, and they can last up to 50 years.
Grizzle Heating & Air has more than 15 years of experience. Our expert technicians can install, maintain, and repair your furnace, air conditioner, heat pump, or geothermal HVAC system. Call us at 806-553-4690.
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