For decades, science and technology have worked together to harness natural energy. Solar power, wind power and geothermal power have all proven to be effective methods of creating energy. The focus has primarily been on heating and cooling our homes. Of these three, the most consistent and reliable is geothermal heating and cooling.
Clouds obscure the sun, lowering the amount of radiation. Wind does not blow consistently. But the average temperature of the ground at 6 to 8 feet here in Central Florida is a constant 60 degrees. When an Arctic blast brings temperatures down to 30 degrees, a geothermal heating and cooling system starts with 60 degree temperatures instead of trying to pull heat from 30 degree air. On 98-degree days, the same process can cools your home. Savings of up to 70 percent on home comfort costs are common with geothermal heating and cooling.
Energy savings are not all that come from geothermal systems. Here are other benefits:
- Low Environmental Impact – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that this method has the lowest impact of all home heating and cooling systems.
- Positive Cash Flow – Compared to conventional methods, the energy savings will more than pay for a geothermal system over its lifespan. Modern furnaces have a 94 percent efficiency rating; geothermal has a 400 percent rating.
- Safe and Quiet – There’s no combustion and, therefore, no carbon monoxide emissions. Your neighbors will never know when your unit is running. It’s inside the home and is as quiet as a refrigerator.
- Long Operating Life – Geothermal pipes, that are buried in your yard, last for 50 years. The indoor equipment lasts 15 to 20 years.
In addition, these units have high reliability, low maintenance and can’t be damaged by weather or thieves. The positives of geothermal heating and cooling really stack up.
If you think an investment in geothermal heating and cooling is right for your home, contact us at Rinaldi’s Air Conditioning Service. We can give you more details or schedule an estimate for your home. Call us with your home comfort questions. We’ll always give you straight answers.
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