Geothermal energy has become a topic of discussion among Pinehurst, North Carolina, homeowners. Geothermal HVAC systems have several benefits which have helped them gain a lot of traction as a potential energy solution. Here are some of the reasons you may want to consider adding a geothermal HVAC system to your home.
Geothermal HVAC Systems Have Very Low Operating Costs
Installing a geothermal HVAC system has a higher cost to set up, but once that hurdle has been cleared, operating a geothermal system can cut your energy bill by up to 50% and possible more, which is something everyone should be interested in. A properly installed system will operate at a six-to-one ratio. This means that for each unit of energy it uses, it will produce 6 units of heat. You may also qualify for healthy tax credits for switching to a more energy-efficient geothermal system.
Be sure to ask a service professional if a new thermostat may be required to operate the geothermal system while it’s being installed. This can avoid problems and extra visits down the road.
True Green Energy
One of the biggest benefits of a geothermal system is how effective it is without burning any fossil fuels. Only a small amount of electricity is used to circulate cool air and warm air to and from your home. In addition to the cost-saving benefits, you can rest assured that the heating and cooling effects you feel are sourced directly from the earth.
Long-Lasting HVAC Solution
Yet another enticing feature of making the switch to a geothermal HVAC system is how durable and long-lasting these systems are. Like any HVAC system, you should have routine yearly maintenance and checkups, but beyond that, the expected lifespan of a geothermal system is estimated at 50 years. Compare this to the 10 to 15-year lifespan of a traditional HVAC system and it’s easy to see the appeal.
If you’re considering making the switch to a geothermal system or are working on new construction that you want to be outfitted with a geothermal HVAC system, give Sandhills Heating, Refrigeration, & Electrical a call at 910-338-3723. We would be happy to discuss your options and show you the incredible benefits a geothermal system can bring.
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