Heating and cooling your Highland Park, Texas, home can account for more than one-third of your household’s average energy bill. When you consider this cost, it makes sense to want to make your home as energy efficient as possible, especially if you plan to build a new home. Find out how a geothermal heating and cooling system can allow you to tap into a renewable source of energy for heating and cooling your home.
How Does a Geothermal System Work?
Geothermal HVAC systems harness the power of the earth for energy transfer. Underneath the earth’s surface, the ground temperature remains relatively consistent year-round. A geothermal HVAC system uses a specially designed loop-style heat exchanger. The heat exchanger equipment is connected to the earth through a specially designed network of polyethylene piping. The most common type of geothermal systems you’ll find is a closed-loop system that uses an antifreeze solution circulating through a piping grid.
During the winter, a geothermal heat pump relies on this series of underground piping to bring stored heat from the earth into your home. During the warmer months of the year, the heat pump will transfer heat from your home back into the earth.
How Can a Geothermal System Save Energy?
Ground-source heating and cooling systems offer many energy-saving benefits compared to traditional forced-air HVAC systems. By relying on the earth’s constant year-round temperature, a geothermal system can save homeowners money on their home energy costs. According to EnergyStar.gov, Energy Star–certified geothermal heat pumps are more than 45 percent more energy efficient when compared to conventional HVAC systems.
In addition to better heating and cooling efficiencies, the overall reduction in system operating cycles can help lower maintenance and repair costs and extend the lifespan of the equipment.
Our Willard Heating and Air Conditioning professionals offer comprehensive geothermal services for Highland Park, Texas, homeowners. Contact us at (972) 564-9785 to learn how a geothermal HVAC system can maximize your home’s heating and cooling efficiency.
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