Geothermal is just one way to heat and cool a house, but it’s not the only way, and it’s not as predominant as some older, more time-tested methods. But is this energy-efficient technology the wave of the future? Here’s what we know.
Most people have fossil fuel-dependent heating and cooling systems. Whether they use electricity or natural gas, they burn fuel to create cool and warm air to circulate through homes. One of the alternatives, geothermal HVAC technology, primarily uses the ground temperature to do the work. With an electric pump’s assistance to move the air, it uses the energy underground instead of burning fuel.
Though a geothermal system is more expensive to buy and install than traditional HVAC systems, the cost savings are substantially more significant. With energy bills that are 40-60% lower, homeowners make up for the cost rather quickly with regular use even with the larger initial investment.
Geothermal may not be in every home across the country in the very near future, but the technology has the potential to become more and more popular in the years to come. People are trying to find ways to increase their efficiency, cut down on costs, and reduce their impact on the planet. Geothermal can do all of those things while still keeping homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Geothermal technology can be confusing, but your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer can fill you in. Reach out to them today to find out more about this technology that could be a big part of the future of HVAC.