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Geothermal FAQs

Geothermal systems are an exciting and extremely efficient means of warming and cooling your home. Here in Raleigh, geothermal systems can be installed by qualified experts in our team, but you may not be familiar with how such a system works. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the more common geothermal FAQs:

How does it work?

A geothermal system has pipes beneath the ground on your property, and runs a mixture of water and antifreeze through them. This facilitates a heat exchange with the ground – either pulling heat from it or releasing heat into it – which allows you to either warm or cool your home as a result. It works because the temperature below the ground stays constant no matter what the temperature is outside.

Does it save me money?

Absolutely. Geothermal systems don’t burn a fuel to create hot air, they simply transfer heat from underground to inside your home (and vice versa). That makes the system much more effective than traditional forms of heating: up to 70% in some cases.

Does it take a lot of space?

The unit in your home is about the same size as more traditional central heaters. Geothermal systems do require a large piece of property to extend the coils, though in some cases you can sink the coils vertically rather than spreading them out horizontally.

Does it require frequent repairs?

Not at all. Because the coils are underneath the ground, the bulk of the system isn’t exposed to the elements, and while the in-house unit may experience normal wear and tear, you can address it as easily as you would repairs on a more traditional form of heating.

For more on geothermal systems or for the answers to more geothermal FAQs, contact the experts at Raleigh Heating & Air for help. We have years of experiences with providing Raleigh geothermal installation service. If you think such a system might be right for you and want some strong advice from professionals in the know, then pick up the phone and give us a call today!

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