The geothermal heating solution is environmentally friendly. It requires minimal maintenance and less energy than other heating systems because it takes heat from the earth to warm your home. Geothermal heaters are also lasting; they can run far longer than typical forced air heating setups and work well for more than 25 years. All of these benefits make geothermal heating well worth considering. If you want a geothermal heater in your home, or you need maintenance, or repairs on your current heater, call R & M Heating and Cooling at 256-763-7535 for geothermal heater services in Huntsville, AL.
The Geothermal Experience
A drawback for many people is that geothermal heaters are often more expensive to purchase than other options. However, if you can afford this system, it could be more beneficial in the long term. Geothermal heaters are lauded by the Department of Energy for being so efficient and offering renewable energy and superior technology.
Because geothermal systems get their energy from the earth, they don’t release excess carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and other harmful gases. The potential energy savings with these units are significant, in a range well over 30%. By installing a geothermal heating system, you could qualify for federal and state benefits, too. These offers could save you money on costs associated with installation and use.
A geothermal heater is also less cumbersome than other heating systems. You don’t need a big, heavy, outdoor unit. It’s quiet, unassuming, and you don’t have to worry about regular repairs or replacement in the next few years. Instead, these units consist of a closed loop underground that circulates antifreeze. These loops can be horizontal or vertical. The horizontal system’s pipes are on top of one another, or next to one another several feet under the earth. Vertical loops call for much deeper digging since they go vertically underground. There are also loops that can go in large local water sources, as well as open loops that use energy from a well. Of course, for these to work, there must be a large enough water source near to the building.
If you think you want geothermal heating at your home or business, then call and ask our HVAC pros about them. You can reach us at 256-763-7535 for all your heating and air conditioning services in Huntsville, AL.