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3 Ways Geothermal Systems Improve Indoor Air Quality

It’s the time of year in Chesapeake, Virginia, when you uncover your central air unit and prepare it for spring. If you have allergies or asthma, you have to go through the process of checking the seals on your doors and windows to make sure you’re not letting in harmful particles. But what if there was a better way? Geothermal heat pumps simplify the whole process, and switching could not only save you money but improve your indoor air quality. Here are three reasons upgrading to a geothermal system can help you breathe easier:

Keep Outdoor Air From Sneaking Inside

Unlike a traditional HVAC split system, a geothermal system doesn’t bring any air in from the outside. Geothermal systems work by using a system of pipes buried under the property around your home. The air exchangers sit inside your home, meaning there are far fewer chances for outside contaminants to enter it.

Constantly Maintain Your Home Environment

Traditional HVAC systems turn off and on based on temperature. Geothermal air handlers work continually.

Your air never becomes too dry or too humid with a geothermal system. Biological contaminants love moisture, and controlling humidity reduces these threats. Fluctuations in temperature and humidity can also lead to contamination.

Eliminate the Need for Combustibles

Gas and oil furnaces rely on combustion. As fuel burns, it releases carbon monoxide, soot and other contaminants into the air supply.

Geothermal systems don’t burn anything. The system circulates water through a network of underground pipe. Then, it uses air handlers to circulate the air around the pipe to either heat or cool.

If you’re ready to make the switch away from gas or electric heat, call Weather Makers at 757-263-4869 to schedule an appointment. We’ll help you determine if your home is an ideal candidate for a geothermal system. If so, we can recommend a system and install it.

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