In today’s world, climate change is a huge topic of discussion. Many scientists believe that the use of fossil fuels in our everyday lives is having a negative effect on our planet and environments. However, fossil fuels are used to power our cars, our homes, and inevitably, our lives.
There are many ways in which homeowners can help make a positive impact on our environment, and create more energy efficiency within their homes. A popular way homeowners have started to do this is by switching to home geothermal energy! But what exactly is home geothermal energy?
At ServiceOne, we offer a variety of services to help homeowners live comfortably in their homes. From electrical to plumbing, HVAC to appliance repair, our team will assist you whenever you need help! In this blog, we discuss geothermal heating and cooling, and how this innovative home energy source is beneficial to both homeowners and our environment!
What is geothermal energy?
The geothermal process uses the natural heat energy found below the Earth’s surface. So when homeowners switch to home geothermal energy, they begin to use energy that the earth naturally produces.
The power behind this process comes from a geothermal heat pump installed in-home. This kind of system can be installed to work with your home’s existing vents, A/C controllers and ducts. We can assess your home and tell you exactly how a geothermal system would benefit you.
The pipe system that connects to the geothermal pump is fairly straightforward. Its purpose is to circulate water to “coils” or “loops” deep underground where pockets of heat or cold sit. These pipe configurations can be one of many variants, including horizontal loop systems, vertical loop systems, slinky coil systems or systems made to operate in lakes or ponds. The water circulates underground, is heated or cooled depending on the season and then it’s pumped back up to the house where it either warms or cools air.
Benefits of using geothermal energy in your home
When it comes to heating and cooling, there is not much better than home geothermal energy! Below are some of the benefits of using a geothermal heating and cooling system in your home.
Are six times more efficient than electric heating and cooling
Reduces costs of energy bills
Reduces risks of fires and carbon monoxide
Reduced maintenance needs
Consistent airflow and temperature in your home
Produces more quality air, reducing allergies and other factors
Geothermal energy is a renewable energy source that offers homeowners many benefits. From greatly impacting the environment, reducing costs of energy bills, keeping your home feeling comfortable, and much much more, there is nothing quite like geothermal heating and cooling.
At ServiceOne, our team is very familiar with geothermal heating and cooling. If you have any questions regarding home geothermal energy, or anything involving your home’s systems, give us a call today!