Posted by: mteverestair | August 11, 2010

Great Reasons to Install a Geothermal System in Your Home

Maybe you’ve heard about the great tax incentives in place for those opting to replace traditional home heating and cooling systems with more eco friendly geothermal systems. Perhaps you just don’t know enough about Geothermal or the benefits of such systems to consider the change. Here are some great reasons to change to Geothermal:

Energy Bill Savings – Geothermal units use technology that allows your home to actually transfer heat from one source to another. Usually, that source is the earth itself, pond or other large water source. Depending on a network created of loops, Geothermal energy transfers the heat from the ground to your home. For example, in cold months, when the ground is warmer than the air above, the system transfers that warm air out of the ground and into your home. In warmer months of the year when the ground is cooler than the air above it, the system is simply reversed to allow you to cool your home to a more comfortable temperature. Since the unit relies on the transfer of temperatures and doesnt rely on outside, “man-made”, energy sources such as gas or electric, it is extremely economical to run. You will see a major reduction in the cost of your heating and cooling costs using geothermal.

“Green” Alternative – Geothermal uses the renewable energy of the earth’s temperature to heat and cool. You can feel good about knowing your home is conditioned with greener, earth friendly resources and not harmful emission
causing materials such as electricity or gas. Furthermore, studies have shown that geothermal systems use 25% to 50% less energy than a regular system. Of course, the unit itself is still powered by electricity but you’ll use far less electricity than a traditional unit uses.

Geothermal Pays for Itself – Over the course of a few years, the initial investment of installing a geothermal system will be paid back to you in the form of big energy bill savings. Depending on the cost of heating and cooling costs in your area, it is possible that you will see between $30 – $80 per month in savings each month! Geothermal systems also last much longer than traditional heating and cooling systems too; around 20 to 30 years without much maintenance required.

New or Existing Homes – Geothermal systems can be installed in new construction or in existing homes. Even if you have had your home for many years, you can still take advantage of the benefits of Geothermal. You have no reason to feel that because other areas of your home are not as energy efficient as you would like, that its a bad time to think about switching to more efficient Geothermal systems. It’s a perfect time! Once you start seeing the savings and the tax credits, you’ll realize how much more you can be saving and start looking for even more ways to reduce energy costs.

You can find more information on the Advantages and FAQs on Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems by visiting us at Mt. Everest Heating and Cooling. We’ll be happy to schedule an appointment with one of our Geothermal experts to learn more about installing a high efficiency Geothermal system in your home.

Till Next time.

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