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.