If you're looking for a way to save money on heating and cooling or decrease your energy usage, you might be interested in a geothermal system. Geothermal systems can save homeowners up to 80 percent on their utility bills and boast powerful efficiency ratings that are 300 to 550 percent higher than standard HVAC units.
Heating and Cooling for Less
The frigid winter and scorching summer leave many homeowners dreading their next energy bill. A geothermal system could eliminate the bulk of heating and cooling costs to approximately $1 each day. This figure reflects the cost of a 2,000-square-feet home, so if your house is smaller, you may experience even greater savings.
How Does Geothermal HVAC Work?
Geothermal systems rely on heat transference through underground pumps. Although the weather frequently changes outside, the climate underground remains relatively fixed. Geothermal heating and cooling systems use heat pumps to transfer heat from underground and move it through the home.
To cool a house, a geothermal system will reverse the process and draw heat through its ventilation system underground or into a water heater. Different types of geothermal systems are installed in various locations; for example, an enhanced geothermal system (EGS) is connected to a hydrothermal reservoir, which is gaining rapid popularity throughout the United States according to the Department of Energy.
By 2050, geothermal systems are expected to power up to 3.5 percent of the entire country's generated electricity.
Benefits of Geothermal HVAC
Here are a few more reasons why you might want to consider installing geothermal technology into your home.
Increases home's value.
Non-invasive and easy to maintain.
Save additional money on hot water costs.
Last for at least 20 years and have no health risks such as carbon monoxide or fires.
To learn more about geothermal heating and cooling systems and other HVAC models, contact Anton's Air Conditioning & Heating today at (314) 582-0745. We offer full HVAC repair and installation throughout St. Louis.