Understanding Geothermal Cooling and Heating
There are so many new home technologies and devices out there, and people are always learning about some new way to improve the functionality, connectedness, efficiency, or sustainability of their homes. It’s a never-ending lesson!
Geothermal heating and cooling is something many homeowners don’t know about, and this is quite common. But, it will be that new thing homeowners can learn about today in this article! Learn about how it works and its many benefits when it comes to air conditioning, including how it can create more jobs in the US.
Start With the Basics: What Are Geothermal Heating and Cooling?
A geothermal heating and cooling system work quite differently than a conventional HVAC system. At its core, it uses the sun’s energy that is absorbed and stored in the earth. The ground absorbs and stores 44% of the sun’s rays, which keeps the ground’s temperatures consistent throughout the year and turns the ground into a sort of battery. In a geothermal HVAC system, the underground piping and water system work together to access the ground’s consistent temperatures.
In the summer, the ground is cooler than the home, so the excess heat from the house is transferred to the ground and cool water from the ground is sent to the house, cooling it off. In the winter, the ground is warmer than the home, so heat from the ground can be transferred to the house through the water system.
The Benefits of a Geothermal System
Many homeowners may think that their existing HVAC system is good enough or that it would be too expensive to switch to a geothermal system. But these HVAC systems are one of the most efficient and environmentally-friendly HVAC systems in the market today.
They can save homeowners a lot of money in the long run by cutting down on monthly energy bills. Additionally, some states offer rebates for installation to help homeowners make the switch in order to experience the many benefits of a geothermal system.
Here are just a few of the benefits homeowners could see:
- They are quieter to run, so homeowners have fewer distractions as they go about their days.
- They are more efficient, saving homeowners 30-60% on heating costs and 20-50% on cooling costs.
- They are emissions-free, which promotes cleaner air.
- They last longer and require less maintenance since the HVAC system is underground and is protected from the weather.
How Geothermal HVAC Systems Create Jobs
There’s one more bonus benefit that homeowners should know about geothermal HVAC systems. As more homeowners begin to realize the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling, the production and installation of these systems have started to increase. These systems can be installed in existing homes and commercial buildings as well as new construction sites.
Nearly all of the parts of the geothermal HVAC systems are made in the United States. Therefore, switching to this system opens up more job opportunities for those in the manufacturing and HVAC industries.
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