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How Geothermal Heating Helps You Save Money

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Geothermal systems have been around since the 1940s, but with advances in technology and products, geothermal systems have become a solid heating and cooling system option for homeowners. Geothermal systems are one of the environmentally-friendly heating systems around, and they can offer your home a number of long-term benefits – but you may not gain the benefits the system has to offer if you don’t use trained professionals for installation. Geothermal systems have a very specific layout and design, and it takes knowledge and expertise to install them correctly. The NATE-certified technicians at SPS Mechanical, Inc. have the training and expertise to perform a geothermal heating installation properly, so call us today!

How A Geothermal System Heats

Geothermal systems use the steady temperature of the ground just beneath the frost line to heat your home. The temperature of the ground below the frost line stays between 55-61 degrees all year long. A geothermal system harnesses this heat energy via the ground loop, transfers it to the ground-source heat pump where the heat is concentrated, and then disperses it into your home. The heat is delivered in a continuous, low-volume way, so it is gradual and comfortable.

How Can a Geothermal System Save Money?

There are a few ways in which geothermal systems can help save you money:

  • No fossil fuels – if you’ve had a heating system that uses fossil fuels to generate heat, you know how much money winters can cost you. The heat pump for a geothermal system uses electricity, eliminating the need for fossil fuels.
  • Long lifespan – according to Energy.gov, geothermal systems have very long lifespans: the ground loop lasts up to 50 years and the heat pump last up to 25 years. With lifespans this long, you won’t have to worry about the cost of a replacement for a long time.
  • Very energy efficient – the amount of energy a ground-source heat pump uses is about a quarter of that of a whole-home air conditioning system. This makes them very energy efficient which will be reflected in your monthly energy bills.

Geothermal systems are sustainable, comfortable and energy efficient. To see if geothermal heating in Cherry Hill is a good fit for your home, call SPS Mechanical, Inc. today and schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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Ways to Save Energy in Homes This Winter

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Are you looking for ways to save energy in your Woolwich Township area home this winter? We have a few tips and maintenance tasks that you can use to help save energy on heating your home. Even if you have a high-efficiency furnace, boiler, or heat pump, you could still be saving more money with these guidelines:

  • Consider Upgrading to Renewable Energy
    If you heat your home with electricity or gas, you could save a lot of money in the long run by switching to a renewable energy source, such as geothermal or solar. Heating with a geothermal heat pump can also save on the cost of hot water since these systems can be used to work with a water heater. If you live in an area that is not heavily shaded, consider installing solar panels to help reduce your energy consumption and lower your utility bills.
  • Install a Programmable Thermostat
    With a programmable thermostat, you can adjust temperatures automatically, and many of them are designed to work with multistage heat pumps and dual fuel systems. They are easy to use, and many come with humidity control settings for your whole-home humidifier. 
  • Schedule an Annual Inspections
    The general consensus among heating experts is that heating inspections should be scheduled once a year. You should also have your heating system tuned by a certified technician who is trained to check for any hidden problems, such as a cracked heat exchanger that could lead to carbon monoxide intrusion in the home. They will also test efficiency levels to ensure that your heating system is working properly. 
  • Switch to a Different Fuel
    If you use electric heat, you may want to think about switching to natural gas if it is available in your area. We can install gas piping for new heating systems, whether it’s a furnace or boiler. For homes with existing fireplaces or wood stoves, consider installing a high-efficiency gas furnace or boiler that can be vented through the chimney or vent pipe. As a professional for advice if you aren’t sure what type of fuel is more cost-effective for your home.

If you have questions about how to save energy or how to properly maintain your heater for better performance, call the Woolwich Township heating and home efficiency experts at SPS Mechanical for professional advice.

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