Geothermal Guide: Benefits of Geothermal Systems
Are you considering a new geothermal heating system for your home? Call the Raleigh geothermal experts at Raleigh Heating & Air to help you compare the different heating options available to you. Here are a few things to consider if you are interested in a new geothermal system.
Unlike an air source heat pump, which pulls in outside air to heat or cool your home, a geothermal system uses the constant temperatures below the ground for year-round home comfort. In certain climates, you need a backup furnace for air source heat pumps, but not with a geothermal heat pump system. That’s partly why geothermal systems are a cost-effective way to heat and cool your home.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of a geothermal system may is how efficiently they keep your home warm or cool, depending on the time of year. There is very little electricity used to run geothermal heat pump, since most of the heating or cooling energy is taken from the ground.
Depending on the size of your property and soil conditions around your home, you will have a few options in terms of installation. You may or may not need drilling services. For homes that don’t have enough space around the home to install horizontal loops, you can install vertical loop fields, which will need to be placed in holes that are drilled vertically next to the home. Horizontal loop fields can be installed in trenches dug by a backhoe. Both types of loop fields are equally effective, but vertical loops require an additional step.
Call the Raleigh geothermal specialists at Raleigh Heating & Air for all your geothermal installation needs.