Using geothermal energy to heat and cool your home can be a great way to save money and reduce your carbon footprint. Read on to understand how geothermal works and what the benefits are.

What Is Geothermal Heating and Cooling?

Geothermal systems, also known as ground-source heat pumps, use loops of fluid buried underground to exchange heat with the surrounding earth. Temperatures underground stay fairly even throughout the year, so a geothermal system can cool your home in the summer and heat it in the winter.
Trade-Mark Air Conditioning of Ingram, TX, installs and repairs geothermal energy systems. We’ve been in business for more than 35 years.

What are the Benefits?

Geothermal energy uses very little electricity to operate. It’s mainly the blower unit that consumes any electricity at all. Once you have one of these systems installed, you will see a dramatic decrease in your energy bills.
Unlike other heating systems, they don’t use electricity or gas to heat or cool your home. Since they cause almost no carbon emissions, geothermal systems substantially reduce your carbon footprint.
Geothermal systems also have a long lifespan. While the aboveground unit has a lifespan of about 15 years, the pipes underground can last up to 50 years.

Is Geothermal Energy Right for Your Situation?

Geothermal systems are expensive to install. You should be planning to stay in your home for several years so you can recoup the investment. They’re ideal for people who have high energy bills due to heating and cooling their home.
Some states and local utilities offer rebates and credits on geothermal systems. These reduce the sticker price, making geothermal systems more affordable to install.

Trade-Mark Air Conditioning installs, repairs and maintains heating and cooling systems across the greater Ingram area. We also provide indoor air quality solutions and install custom metal ductwork made in our metal shop. Please call our office today to schedule an appointment.

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August 10, 2020 10:36 pm