Separating Fact from Myth: Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems
Myths abound when it comes to understanding geothermal heating and cooling systems. We’re here to help clear away some of the fog. Read along to relearn some of the facts you may have been believing about geothermal energy and jump on the bandwagon to a world fueled by greener energy.
Myth: Geothermal heating and cooling systems are non renewable since they require electricity.
Hold up! While it’s true that geothermal systems do require electricity, it’s a minute amount. One unit of electricity translates to five units of heating and cooling energy in your home.
Myth: There’s not enough real estate to sustain geothermal HVAC systems.
Wrong again. Vertical geothermal heating and cooling systems are able to be installed at many sites and require far less square footage than you’d expect. An additional bonus is enjoyed by those who have a nearby aquifer to access for their geothermal system. In this situation, only a few feet of precious real estate is required.
Myth: Geothermal systems need to replaced when they inevitably wear out.
Of course everything wears out eventually, but this perpetuated myth is one that can easily be flushed out. When a geothermal system is properly installed with the correct sizing, the in ground loops will last for generations. The equipment used to exchange heat that resides in the home is much less expensive and obviously simpler to replace and this equipment will still last for decades. Technology is on the side of green energy and it has proven itself invaluable as consistent improvements are made to energies such as geothermal.
Harness the power of the earth and save yourself some serious utility money by making the switch to geothermal heating and cooling systems. Make sure to contact a professional to get the most out of your system and ensure proper installation. Contact Earth Energy Systems for more information!