Geothermals Top 10 Takeaways


If you don’t know anything else about geothermal heating and cooling, know this – especially if you’re thinking of upgrading your present Omaha home’s HVAC system or wondering how best to heat and cool the new home you’re having built for you:
  1. Geothermal HVAC systems are widely considered the most environmentally friendly available. Their relatively straightforward technology channels subterranean temperatures to furnish your Omaha home with winter heat and summer cooling. Thus, your home and the earth are always in sync, fused together in a unique – and uniquely compatible – home-earth symbiosis. Sound a little too flowery? All it means is that, with geothermal heating and cooling, your home isn’t unduly disrupting the natural order of things. Instead, it’s becoming a “nicer” part of the environment.
  2. Geothermal HVAC systems meet the definition of “renewable energy technology.” Certainly, they run off of electricity. But they don’t need much of it for all the value you get. Just one unit of electricity can transport up to five units of natural heating or cooling from the earth to your home.
  3. Geothermal HVAC systems are much more efficient than solar (photovoltaic) or wind power systems. In truth, solar and wind technologies, whatever the pull of their “renewability,” devour four times more kilowatt-hours of electricity per dollar spent than geothermal systems.
  4. Geothermal HVAC systems will be hardly noticeable on your property. Don’t have much yard space in the first place? No shocker there: most home lots in Omaha and elsewhere anymore occupy a relatively compact the polyethylene piping required for the geothermal earth loops doesn’t have to be buried horizontally. It can be dug in vertically and run as deep as 100 to 400 feet. Hardly any above-ground surface is necessary at any rate, whether vertical, horizontal, open (well water), or pond loops are installed. Result? You can keep your little patch of paradise a whole lot greener.
  5. Geothermal HVAC systems are amazingly quiet. Every aspect of a geothermal system is designed and engineered to perform much quieter than conventional gas furnaces, heat pumps, or air conditioners. More reassuring still, there’s no outside unit, so you and your neighbors areen’t troubled by fans, belts, and compressors whirring, whining, and juddering away at all hours!
  6. Geothermal HVAC systems are long-term heating and cooling solutions, designed to last for generations. Present-day geothermal technology, manufacturing guidelines, and installation procedures insure ground loops of impressive longevity and heat-exchange equipment that will continue working perfectly for decades. It helps, certainly, that the heat-exchange equipment is protected indoors. At least, when it does by and by have to be repaired or replaced, you won’t likely be swapping out the ground, well, or pond loops along with it. So replacement costs can be kept down.
  7. Geothermal HVAC systems don’t demand much maintenance at all. The earth loops, as previously described, are designed to last for generations, and when correctly buried, will do so without any need for intervention. Fans, compressors, and pumps, protected indoors from weather extremes, need only occasional scrutiny as well as periodic filter changes and a yearly coil cleaning.
  8. Geothermal HVAC systems are as adept at cooling as they are at heating. The old notion that geothermal HVAC systems don’t cool as well as they heat has been essentially put to pastureed by ongoing enhancements in the manufacture of geothermal technology.
  9. Geothermal HVAC systems can be modified to multitask. Okay, so you’ve decided you want to heat your home’s water geothermally. But can a geothermal system provide ambient heat for your home as well? And what if you have a swimming pool? Rest easy. Today’s systems can handle it all and handle it simultaneously, with no favoring of one task over another.
  10. Geothermal HVAC systems are becoming increasingly affordable – even in the absence of federal and local tax incentives. Congress has yet to reinstate federal tax credits for geothermal heating and cooling that expired December 31, 2016. Nevertheless, a number of factors – material and technological enhancements, new installation practices, and rising competition in the marketplace, for the most part – are helping to bring geothermal solutions more in line with the cost of conventional heating and cooling methods.
 
Get hold of the geothermal professionals at Complete Comfort today. They’ll give you the full skinny on the rewards of geothermal heating and cooling so you can make the best decision for your Omaha home.