The Top Geothermal Heating and Cooling Myths Debunked
Geothermal heating and cooling is a highly efficient and sustainable way to heat and cool your home. However, there are many myths and misconceptions about this technology that may deter homeowners from investing in it. In this article, we will debunk the top geothermal heating and cooling myths to help you make an informed decision about whether this system is right for your home.
Myth 1: Geothermal Systems are Expensive
One of the most common myths about geothermal heating and cooling is that it’s expensive. While it’s true that the upfront costs of installation can be higher than traditional HVAC systems, the long-term energy savings more than make up for it. On average, geothermal systems can save homeowners up to 70% on their heating and cooling bills over the life of the system. Additionally, there are federal and state tax incentives available that can help offset the upfront costs. We also have low interest financing options without all of the ordinary fees, that can make geothermal more affordable than you might expect. You can view our finance options by clicking here.
Myth 2: Geothermal Systems Don’t Work in Cold Climates
Another common myth is that geothermal systems only work in moderate climates. However, this is not true. A Waterless Geothermal system is designed to work for any climate, including cold regions. A significantly simpler Waterless Geothermal design captures and delivers energy from the earth much quicker satisfying the indoor space with less runtime and longer off time. Ground temperatures recover each time the system is off which helps maintain a moderate ground temperature resulting in delivering high capacities throughout the entire year.
Myth 3: Geothermal Systems are Noisy
Geothermal systems are actually very quiet. A Waterless geothermal system has an insulation package. The only noise you may hear is a slight humming sound from the indoor unit, which is comparable to the sound of a refrigerator.
Myth 4: Geothermal Systems Require a Lot of Space
Geothermal systems require space for the underground loop system, but they actually require less space than most people think. The loop system can be installed vertically or horizontally, depending on the available space on your property. Even if you have a small yard, there are options available to install a ground loop in a space as little as a 3 foot circle.
Myth 5: Geothermal Refrigerant is Bad
Geothermal systems are actually one of the most environmentally friendly ways to heat and cool your home. They don’t rely on fossil fuels, and they produce zero emissions. In fact, a geothermal system can help reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner environment.
Myth 6: Geothermal Systems Require a Lot of Maintenance
Waterless Geothermal systems have less parts compared to traditional HVAC systems. They have fewer moving parts, which means fewer things that can break down.
Geothermal heating and cooling is a highly efficient and sustainable way to heat and cool your home. By debunking these myths, we hope to help you make an informed decision about whether a geothermal system is right for your home. Remember, geothermal systems are energy efficient, work in any climate, are quiet, require less space than you think, are environmentally friendly, and require minimal maintenance. If you would like more information about installing a Direct Exchange Geothermal system in your home, click here for more information, or call a dealer near you.