5 Things to Know About Geothermal Heating
May 15, 2015
After wind and solar energy, geothermal energy is gaining the attention of homeowners interested in green energy.
The most common application for geothermal energy is in heating residential homes and commercial establishments. Listed below are five key points about geothermal heating that everyone should be aware of:
1. Geothermal Heating Is Gaining Recognition
Geothermal heating technology is not just more available, but it is being used widely across the nation. A popular online resource that connects contractors and homeowners published a report stating that the requests for geothermal systems have increased by over two times in the past year. According to estimates provided by the United States Government’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Consumer Guides, there are almost 50,000 geothermal systems installed in the U.S. every year.
2. Geothermal Heating Saves Money
Even though the initial investment is higher, a geothermal system pays for itself quickly in terms of reduced running costs. According to the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy consumer guide, consumers can recover the initial investment in about 5-10 years in terms of energy savings. As homeowners become more environmentally conscious, a house that has an eco-friendly HVAC system will be easier to sell and may have a better resale value in the market.
3. Geothermal Heating Is a Long-Term Solution
The internal components of a geothermal system have a lifespan of over 25 years. The underground and outdoor components should last for over 50 years or so. No other heating system in the market is as durable as this.
4. Geothermal Systems Can Keep Your Home Cool
A geothermal heat pump not only heats your home in winter; it can also cool your home in summer. All it takes is a flip of the switch to change the system from a heating system to a cooling system. The best part is that while it cools and heats up your home, it does not cause any harm to the environment and reduces your energy bills too.
5. Now Is the Best Time to Install a Geothermal System
Consider installing a geothermal system in your home. There are credits and subsidies available for geothermal systems. Call Scott-Lee Heating Company at (314) 200-0788 to discuss your options.