Geothermal power is an attractive alternative to traditional gas and electrical units used to heat and cool your home. It draws on the constant temperature found in the ground to provide heat in the wintertime and to pull heat from your home in the summertime. In North Seattle, geothermal heating makes a great option, since it works best with the cool-but-mild winters typical of the Pacific Northwest. Here are a few other reasons why geothermal is right for your home.
- It saves on the bills. While the initial installation fee tends to cost more than traditional gas and electric systems, a geothermal system can be up to six times more effective. That can save you a great deal of money on your monthly bills, as well as improving the resale value of your home.
- Environmentally friendly. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we pride ourselves on going green whenever we can. Geothermal power helps you do that. It releases no emissions and requires no fossil fuels to generate its power. The lack of pollution and overall longevity of the unit make it very eco-friendly, and unlike other green energy options (such as solar and wind power) it doesn’t depend on the local weather conditions to function.
- Renewable. Along those lines, the energy that geothermal systems taps into is practically limitless. That means you don’t need to worry about fuel shortages, inclement weather or similar problems when running your heat.
- Low maintenance costs. Every appliance requires servicing and maintenance every now and then. But because geothermal heat pumps are comparatively simple systems, they don’t take a lot of work to maintain. That helps you keep them in peak condition for longer periods of time and reduces the need for more expensive repair bills.
If you think geothermal is right for your home and you’d like to discuss your options with a qualified professional, contact G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. Our trained, North Seattle geothermal technicians operate throughout the area; geothermal heating is just one of the services we offer and we can provide you with a wealth of information about installation and repair details. Give us a call today.