Geothermal systems are gaining popularity. Perhaps it’s the sustainability, the substantial energy savings, or the incentives that’s drawing Siouxland residents to this socially and environmentally conscious alternative to traditional HVAC systems.
If cutting down on waste and saving money every month appeal to you, check out these 4 reasons to look into geothermal heating.
- Geothermal heating systems have indoor handling units and underground pipes. Even though we may experience dramatic temperature shifts on the surface, the temperature underground remains relatively constant year-round. Geothermal systems use these constant temperatures and using an ‘earth loop’, create “free energy”, helping you cut down on energy bills and your carbon footprint.
- Geothermal systems are sustainable options. Not only do they use little energy, but the components of the system are very durable. Barring unusual circumstances, entire systems will not need to be replaced for years, possibly decades. Even when one component does require repair or replacement, parts can be swapped in and integrated to get you back up and running.
- Geothermal systems are designed to handle several loads at a time. For example, one may very well be able to heat water, a home and a pool simultaneously.
- There are local and federal incentives for upgrading to a geothermal system. While the geothermal route may often be expensive, these incentives can reduce the price anywhere from 30 to 50 percent, narrowing the margin between traditional HVAC systems and geothermal systems. With prices like that, you almost can afford not to look into it.
Whether you’ve been considering a geothermal system for a while or this is the first you’re hearing of it, do yourself a favor and consider going the geothermal route. You can even calculate savings costs.