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Sep 10, 2018
posted by: McCall's Supply, Inc.
2 Worth It Geothermal Facts to Keep Your SC House Cool This Summer
Looking for product upgrade benefits from your heating and cooling equipment? Making the switch to geothermal may provide the kind of benefits you are seeking, especially during the long summer when your energy bills seem to go through the roof. How does geothermal technology keep you cool while using so little electricity?
Let’s take a closer look at two facts that make geothermal a system worth your consideration:
Fact #1: Geothermal Takes Advantage of the Earth’s Energy
Geothermal works by utilizing the constant temperature of the soil below ground. No matter what time of year it is, the temperature of the ground below 20 feet or so will stay the same. Depending on the location, this temperature will be around 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
In the winter time, when the surface air temperature is cold, such as around 30 degrees, the geothermal system will use this underground temperature to help heat that 30-degree air to 50 or 60 degrees. In the summertime, when the surface air temperature is hot, say around 90 degrees, the geothermal system will use the underground temperature to cool the air down to 50 or 60 degrees. This means the air conditioner or heater needs far less energy to heat or cool your home when it uses geothermal technology.
Fact #2: A Geothermal Unit Can Save Significant Dollars on Energy Costs
Given how energy efficient a geothermal unit is, homeowners can expect to save between 20 and 50 percent on cooling costs and as much as 30 to 70 percent on heating costs. Depending on the current cost of energy, a geothermal system can easily save homeowners more than $1,000 each year. So, while the geothermal system is an investment, homeowners can make back their money relatively quickly.
To learn more about the product upgrade benefits available through geothermal technology, connect with our expert team at McCall’s Supply, Inc. today.