What Geothermal Heating Can Do for the Inside of Your Home

Geothermal HeatingGeothermal heating provides an efficient alternative to a gas-fired or electric furnace in many homes. A fundamental natural fact stands behind the science: About 10 feet below the surface of the Earth, the temperature in the ground remains a stable 50 to 60 degrees year-round. When combined with efficient heat pump technology, this free, perpetual heat source can be tapped to heat your home. In recent years, installation of geothermal heating systems in homes have grown steadily. Here are some reasons why.

  • Sustainable and reliable. Unlike solar or wind power, which fluctuate according to changing weather and other factors, heat from the Earth to warm your home is constant and unvarying. No backup heating options are required to ensure continuous, dependable heat.
  • Enhanced energy efficiency. A typical residential geothermal system operates at a 400% efficiency rating, generating four units of heat for every unit of electricity consumed.
  • Small footprint. While gas-fired furnaces generate carbon monoxide and other greenhouse gases which are vented into the air, a geothermal unit releases no pollutants on-site. While the unit does require electricity, advanced heat pump technology utilized in a geothermal system is highly energy-efficient.
  • Lower operating costs. While the upfront cost of installing a geothermal system is high, monthly bills after installation drop considerably compared to gas or traditional electric heating. Savings on utility costs can range as high as 70%.
  • Extended service life. No geothermal components are exposed to the elements,  a common factor in wear and tear on conventional HVAC components. Indoor geothermal components — pump, compressor, and fan — have a long life expectancy. The underground grid of tubing that absorbs heat from the Earth has a typical 50-year warranty.
  • Home safety. Combustion byproducts such as carbon monoxide produced by a gas-fired furnace or potential fire dangers are not an issue with geothermal heating. No combustion, no open flame … no hazard.

Considering the benefits of geothermal heating?  Ask the professionals at Paitson Bros. for the pros and cons of this efficient, dependable alternative. Since 1922, we’ve brought the latest in heating and cooling technology to our neighbors in the Wabash Valley.

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