People who choose a geothermal heating system are often doing it for more than just the cost savings. These efficient systems will eliminate your fuel costs and cut your electricity bill, but it’s the clean, green energy geothermal heating systems provide that adds to the appeal.
The Green Energy Benefits of Geothermal
Geothermal heating systems harness the energy from deep within the ground and transfer it through a series of sealed pipes into the home. From there a geothermal heat exchange concentrates the heat and pumps it into the home. These systems can also work in reverse, which means the same unit can keep you cozy warm in the winter and cool in the sweltering summer heat.
Geothermal does not rely on greenhouse gas emitting fuels, like oil or natural gas, to heat the home. The geothermal heating systems installed in the United States as of today reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 3 million tons, the equivalent of 650,000 cars. They are also efficient on electricity, using only a small amount of energy to run the heat pump and circulate the water through the system. They are twice as efficient as a top-rated air conditioner and almost 50 percent more efficient than high-quality gas furnaces.
Homeowners with allergies can also benefit.
The air circulated through the building’s geothermal system is not pumped in from outside, meaning your home’s air will be free of outdoor allergens and pollution.
The cost benefits of geothermal heating and cooling
Like we said, geothermal systems use little electricity and no fossils fuels, but our customers often want clear numbers when it comes to cost savings. Installing a geothermal heat exchange system can save homeowners up to 50% on heating and cooling costs and can cut energy consumption by 20% to 50%. Geothermal heat exchanges don’t work as hard to heat the home as conventional systems, which means they require little maintenance or attention from the homeowner, and less spent on repairs.
Local and state tax credits are also available when you install a geothermal system. For example, homeowners who install an ENERGY STAR rated heat exchange can get a tax credit equal to 30%the cost of the unit. The installation can also apply for energy efficiency tax credits in your state, reducing up to 60% of your costs.
Overall happiness benefits of geothermal systems
Knowing you are saving money and doing something good for the environment can make just about anyone happy. But don’t take our word for it. According to utility surveys, people who have installed geothermal exchange systems say they are more satisfied with their new system than with conventional heating systems. Polls also show that more than 95 percent of all geothermal customers would recommend a geothermal exchange system to a family member or friend.
Skillings & Sons, Inc., has more than 40 years of experience drilling wells in New England. Our technicians are IGSHPA certified to drill geothermal wells and we’ve invested in high-quality equipment capable of breaking through the bedrock to make the most of the earth’s natural energy. Our customers tell us they are not just happy with their new heating system, but also with the service Skillings provided. Contact us today.