Geothermal Systems: What You Should Know

Could a geothermal heating system be the way you heat and cool your house? If you’ve heard of this energy-efficient type of home system but don’t know much about it, we’ve got you covered. Here’s what you should know about geothermal systems.

What is Geothermal Heating and Cooling?

Geothermal systems use a system that takes heat from one area and transfers it to another to both heat and cool your home. The equipment includes pipes buried in the ground that create a closed-loop system. The heat from underground, which stays consistent year-round, gets transferred to your home to warm it in the winter. In the summer, it reverses, and the system moves the warm air from your home out to cool it.

What are the Benefits of Using Geothermal?

One of the most significant benefits of using a geothermal system is the giant boost in energy efficiency. This underground unit only uses electricity to run the pump that works to take the warm air from the ground into your home. It doesn’t use any other fuel to heat and cool, meaning you’ll use less energy to keep your home comfortable, and your utility bills will show it.

Another benefit is the extended life expectancy. Unlike a furnace or air conditioner that needs replacing after anywhere from 10-15 years, the primary underground components of a geothermal system can last for decades. You’ll have fewer repair costs and avoid system replacement costs every ten years or so.

Does a geothermal system sound too good to be true? Find out more, including whether it’s a good fit for your home, by talking to the HVAC experts at your local McCall’s dealer.