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Is Geothermal the Right Fit for Your Home?

We haven’t written about geothermal heating in a while, and we’re sure that there are more curious customers out there than ever. So, for anyone that’s looking for the most environmentally friendly, reliable, and efficient heating system available on the market today, it’s time to look into geothermal in Plymouth, IN.

The one problem we find with geothermal heating is that most homeowners we talk to about it don’t know how it works at all. After all, it’s a complicated system! Heat pumps are not the simplest devices to get a grasp of, so it can be hard to tell consumers about the benefits of a system like this. So, buckle up and let us take you on a journey through the benefits of a geothermal heat pump, to see if this is a heating system that could be right for you and your home.

The Benefits of Geothermal

Aside from the environmental impact that geothermal heating has, homeowners are more concerned with the benefits that they receive. Basically, how will geothermal save you money and give you peace of mind? Let’s see.

  • Clean Energy. Clean energy doesn’t just mean that it’s better for the environment, but that it doesn’t produce any harmful byproducts of a combustion process. When natural gas, oil, or other fossil fuel is burned to heat your home, those harmful gases created must be vented through an exhaust pipe. Some homeowners just feel better having less harmful chemicals in their homes.
  • Availability. If any of you out there have owned an oil-fueled furnace, you’ll know how obnoxious it is to have oil delivered to your home on a regular basis. With geothermal, the heat is available 24 hours a day, every day, throughout the entire year. The stability of knowing that you always have access to your heat source is a pretty great feeling.
  • Efficiency. Geothermal heat pumps are incredibly efficient. All that’s required is enough electricity to cycle the refrigerant from underground to your home, and voila!
  • Longevity. A geothermal heating system lasts an incredibly long amount of time. Previously, boilers took the cake as the most elderly type of heater, since boilers could last upwards of 30 years—but not anymore! A geothermal heat pump can last 15-20 years but the underground lines can last upwards of 50 years, making a replacement that much more affordable!
  • Out of the Way. Furnaces and boilers need to be located somewhere in your house, which usually takes up a lot of space. A geothermal heat pump doesn’t require nearly as much space as a large boiler or furnace. Aside from the air handlers in your house, the refrigerant lines and other components are all located underground, which leaves your space as your own.

The Way of the Future

Basically, geothermal heating’s only downside is that it’s expensive to install. However, that’s constantly changing as the technology involved with geothermal heating is only getting cheaper. When working with a professional team like ours, you’ll be sure to get the most efficient, effective, and environmentally friendly heating system available—with the best technicians in the business!

Give us a call at Collier’s Heating & Air Conditioning for your geothermal heating installation. Colliers—a company you’ve grown to trust.

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