Geothermal HVAC systems use the renewable source of the Earth’s heat energy stored underground to heat and cool your home. When compared to conventional HVAC systems, geothermal heating and cooling systems are an energy efficient and environmentally friendly alternative.
The Cost Benefit Analysis
While the savings on your utility bills make geothermal HVAC systems an attractive alternative to traditional methods of heating and cooling your home, they are comparatively much more expensive to install than conventional HVAC systems.
One of our home comfort advisors can discuss with you the feasibility of a geothermal installation in your home. We can assist you in weighing the cost of installation against the cost savings on energy to help you decide if a geothermal system is right for you.
A Hidden Energy Supply
Although surface ground temperatures fluctuate, the earth maintains a relatively constant temperature further underground where close to half of the sun’s energy is absorbed and retained. Geothermal systems capitalize on this constant supply of energy, requiring less generation and transmission of electricity.
Energy Efficient & Green
When it comes to efficiency, geothermal energy is 48 percent more efficient than gas furnaces and 75 percent more efficient than oil furnaces. There are also very low levels (sometimes none at all) of air pollutants and greenhouse gases making it exceedingly environmentally friendly.
Quiet, Clean Heating & Cooling
Geothermal heating systems heat the home and cool it as well, while operating very quietly. Heating and cooling is uniform, so there are no cold or hot spots. Plus, there are no furnaces or chimneys to clean.
Low Operating Costs
Probably the biggest advantage of geothermal heating systems is their low operating costs (cost savings can be as much as 80 percent over fossil fuels) and they also use significantly less electricity than standard heating systems.
Low Maintenance Costs
Maintenance of geothermal heating and cooling systems is very cheap since only the heat pump unit’s air filter requires replacement. Geothermal heating systems can be introduced into existing homes, especially in homes with forced air duct systems, and the underground piping in geothermal systems has a lifetime of over 50 years.
Gandy’s Geothermal Experience
Gandy first became involved with geothermal installations over 30 years ago when a customer requested an energy efficient heating system in a location where gas was not available.
Today, Gandy carries a complete line of geothermal products. Our geothermal installations offer the most advanced and efficient heating and cooling systems on the market.