Geothermal power is a popular topic today, both for businesses and homes. Many HVAC companies now offer installation of geothermal heat pumps for houses, and more and more homeowners have taken advantage of these systems and raved about the results.
So… what’s the big deal? Why is geothermal rising in popularity? And what can a geothermal system do for you?
We’ll address these questions in this post. If you think the advantages of a geothermal heat pump are something you want working for you, contact our Lynnwood, WA geothermal experts at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. Here are the reasons we think geothermal heat pumps are a terrific option:
When it comes to “green” energy options, geothermal is one of the best. Geothermal systems use the natural energy of the earth’s heat and have almost no emissions such as greenhouse or ozone depleting gasses.
As opposed to the other most popular green option for home heating, solar, geothermal systems depend on the very steady heat within the earth, which has only slight fluctuations no matter the time of year.
For the amount of electricity they use, a geothermal heat pump returns six times that amount in heating/cooling power. And they already use less electricity than most home appliances.
Because geothermal heat pumps do not use natural gas or propane, they pose no risk from toxic fumes. Their low electrical-power use also means they pose a reduced hazard from fires.
The loops of a geothermal system are primarily buried in the land around your house, so you will hear no sound at all from this part of their operation. The interior unit runs with minimal noise pollution.
Are you ready to run out right now and purchase a geothermal system? It’s good if you are—but you do need to take some time to consider the choice. Geothermal heat pumps will not work for every house in every location: they have some specific requirements. The best route to take if you want the benefits of a geothermal system is to consult with an HVAC company that handles installing them and has years of experience. A professional can visit your house and property to determine if a geothermal heat pump will work for you. You’ll also need the professional to handle installing the system, since this is a complex task you should never attempt on your own or entrust to an amateur.
G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. has served the Puget Sound area with heating and cooling solutions since 1977, and we take pride in our work with geothermal systems. Contact us for geothermal service in Lynnwood, WA today.