Geothermals Top 10 Takeaways


If your knowledge of geothermal heating and cooling is lacking, you should, at least, know this – especially if you’re looking into redoing your current New Haven County home’s HVAC system or still undecided about what to install in the new home you’re building:
  1. Geothermal HVAC systems are widely considered the most environmentally friendly you can buy. Their relatively uncomplicated technology channels subterranean temperatures to supply your New Haven County home with winter heat and summer cooling. Thus, your home and the earth are always in sync, fused together in a singular – and singularly coordinated – home-earth symbiosis. Sound a bit too pompous? All it means is that, with geothermal heating and cooling, your home isn’t “messing” with the natural order of things. Instead, it’s becoming a “nicer” part of the environment.
  2. Geothermal HVAC systems meet the standards of “renewable energy technology.” Sure, they run off of electricity. But they don’t require much of it for all the advantages you get. Just one unit of electricity can convey as much as five units of natural heating or cooling from the earth to your home.
  3. Geothermal HVAC systems are much more efficient than solar (photovoltaic) or wind power systems. Generally speaking, solar and wind technologies, whatever the chachet of their “renewability,” consume four times more kilowatt-hours of electricity per dollar spent than geothermal systems.
  4. Geothermal HVAC systems won’t take up as much of your yard as you might fear. Don’t have much yard space anyway? No revelation there: most home lots in New Haven County and elsewhere anymore occupy a comparatively tight the polyethylene piping needed for the geothermal earth loops doesn’t have to be buried horizontally. It can be dug in vertically and run as deep as 100 to 400 feet. Very little above-ground surface is called for at any rate, whether vertical, horizontal, open (well water), or pond loops are installed. Result? You can keep your little patch of paradise a whole lot greener.
  5. Geothermal HVAC systems are amazingly quiet. Every element of a geothermal system is designed and engineered to perform significantly quieter than conventional gas furnaces, heat pumps, or air conditioners. More impressive still, there’s no outside unit, so you and your neighbors areen’t subjected to the irritation of fans, belts, and compressors whirring, whining, and clattering away at all hours!
  6. Geothermal HVAC systems are dependable heating and cooling solutions, designed to last for generations. Modern geothermal technology, manufacturing guidelines, and installation procedures assure ground loops of outstanding longevity and heat-exchange equipment that will continue working perfectly for decades. It helps, certainly, that the heat-exchange equipment is housed indoors. At least, when it does by and by need repairing or replacing, you won’t likely be redoing the ground, well, or pond loops along with it. So replacement costs can be relatively insubstantial.
  7. Geothermal HVAC systems require only simple and infrequent maintenance. The earth loops, as noted, are designed to hold up for generations, and when properly buried, will do so without any need for intervention. Fans, compressors, and pumps, shielded indoors from weather extremes, need only infrequent scrutiny as well as periodic filter changes and a yearly coil cleaning.
  8. Geothermal HVAC systems are as adept at cooling as they are at heating. The old belief that geothermal HVAC systems don’t cool as well as they heat has been essentially laid to rested by ongoing refinements in the manufacture of geothermal technology.
  9. Geothermal HVAC systems can be set up to multitask. Very well, so you’ve chosen to heat your home’s water geothermally. But can a geothermal system provide ambient heat for your home also? And what if you have a swimming pool? Don’t worry. Today’s systems can take care of it all and take care of it at the same time, with no favoring of one task over another.
  10. Geothermal HVAC systems are becoming more and more affordable – even in the absence of federal and local tax incentives. Congress has yet to reinstitute federal tax credits for geothermal heating and cooling that expired December 31, 2016. That said, a number of factors – material and technological advances, new installation practices, and greater competition in the marketplace, for the most part – are helping to bring geothermal solutions more in line with the cost of conventional heating and cooling methods.
 
Contact the geothermal specialists at Nero Air Conditioning and Heating today. They’ll clearly outline the rewards of geothermal heating and cooling so you can make the best decision for your New Haven County home.