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3 Benefits of a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System

Benefits of Geothermal

For homeowners in Moyock, North Carolina, one of the best options for heating and cooling the home is a geothermal HVAC system. This type of system comes with a number of benefits, including improved efficiency, cleaner operation and a comfortable indoor atmosphere.

Improve Efficiency

One of the key benefits of a geothermal heating and cooling system is its efficiency. The most efficient gas-powered furnace you can buy has an efficiency rating of 94 percent. On the other hand, a geothermal heat pump’s rating is 400 percent. For every unit of electrical energy used, four units of energy are produced. This system works by transferring heat rather than creating it through combustion. The pump transfers heat from the ground into your home when it’s chilly and transfers it out during the summer months.

Improved efficiency has its own set of benefits. You can feel good about using a system that operates extremely efficiently and wastes very little while enjoying substantially lower bills.

Operate Cleaner

Eco-friendly homeowners also love the fact that a geothermal heat pump uses solar energy, which is one of the cleanest forms of energy available. The U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency both recognize geothermal systems as the most environmentally sound ways to heat and cool homes. Your pump won’t emit carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide or any other greenhouse gases. As a result, it’s a safer and cleaner alternative to a traditional furnace.

Enhance Comfort

You might think that with all these benefits, you’ll have to sacrifice comfort. However, a heat pump is just as effective at heating and cooling your home as long as it can keep up. In this area, our moderate climate creates an ideal situation for a heat pump. Within homes in areas with extreme temperatures, a heat pump usually doesn’t work as well as a furnace and central air conditioner.

To learn more about geothermal heating and cooling, give Weather Makers, Inc. a call at 757-263-4869. We can help you decide whether this HVAC system would be a good option for your home.

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