Would you like to reduce your energy costs as well as your use of fossil fuels in your Forney, Texas, home? It may be time to to consider installing a geothermal system. Geothermal energy systems can help you avoid fluctuations in energy bills and help you save money year after year.
What is Geothermal Energy?
Geothermal energy is heat that is created within the Earth naturally. The term geothermal comes from Greek “geo,” which means earth, and “therme,” which means heat. Geothermal energy is heat that is harvested from the Earth. It is considered to be one of the most sustainable sources of energy.
How Can Geothermal Cool My Home?
As with any basic heat pump, geothermal still uses the system of evaporation, compression, condensation, and expansion. However, with geothermal, this heat pump loop works to pull hot air from the house, bring it back into the earth, and then bring cool air back from the earth.
In most traditional HVAC systems, an air-source heat pump transfers either hot or cold air through the system. Because a heat pump system relies on ambient temperature, the system has to work hard to bring the air inside your home to a comfortable temperature. This uses a lot of electricity and contributes to rising energy bills.
Geothermal HVAC systems use the relatively stable temperature of the ground during heat transfer. The ground is normally about 50 degrees F. The system does not have to work as hard to cool the air, using less electricity.
What are the Benefits of Geothermal?
Over the long-term, geothermal will save enormous amounts of money on heating and cooling bills. Once the system is installed, it will only need routine maintenance. Because of the complex nature of installing a geothermal HVAC system, it is vitally important to hire a professional contractor that thoroughly understands the challenges of geothermal.
Willard Heating and Air Conditioning can provide your home with geothermal services in many areas throughout the Dallas, Texas, region. Please call us at (972) 564-9785 today to speak with our comfort advisors.
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