Geothermals Top 10 Takeaways


If you know nothing else about geothermal heating and cooling, know this – especially if you’re thinking of redoing your present Manhattan home’s HVAC system or at a loss for what to put into the new home you’re building:
  1. Geothermal HVAC systems are widely considered the most environmentally friendly on the market. Their simple technology channels subterranean temperatures to provide your Manhattan home with winter heat and summer cooling. Thus, your home and the earth are always in sync, bonded together in a distinctive – and distinctively cordial – home-earth symbiosis. Sound a trifle too flashy? All it means is that, with geothermal heating and cooling, your home isn’t upending the natural order of things. Instead, it’s becoming a “nicer” part of the environment.
  2. Geothermal HVAC systems meet the criteria for “renewable energy technology.” Sure, they run off of electricity. But they don’t use much of it for all the good you get. Just one unit of electricity can convey as much as five units of natural heating or cooling from the earth to your home.
  3. Geothermal HVAC systems are far more efficient than solar (photovoltaic) or wind power technologies. The truth of the matter is, solar and wind technologies, whatever the pull of their “renewability,” eat four times more kilowatt-hours of electricity per dollar spent than geothermal systems.
  4. Geothermal HVAC systems won’t leave as much of a physical footprint in your yard as you might fear. Don’t have much yard space in the first place? No bombshell there: most home lots in Manhattan and elsewhere anymore occupy a fairly You’ll be relieved to know, however, that the polyethylene piping used for the geothermal earth loops doesn’t have to be buried horizontally. It can be dug in vertically and run as deep as 100 to 400 feet. Almost no above-ground surface is needed in any event, whether vertical, horizontal, open (well water), or pond loops are installed. Result? You can keep your little patch of paradise a whole lot greener.
  5. Geothermal HVAC systems are unbelievably quiet. Every component of a geothermal system is designed and engineered to perform significantly quieter than ordinary gas furnaces, heat pumps, or air conditioners. Best of all, there’s no outside unit, so you and your neighbors areen’t troubled by fans, belts, and compressors whirring, whining, and juddering away at all hours!
  6. Geothermal HVAC systems are long-term heating and cooling solutions, designed and engineered to last for generations. Contemporary geothermal technology, manufacturing guidelines, and installation procedures insure ground loops of extraordinary longevity and heat-exchange equipment that will keep on working impeccably for decades. It helps, naturally, that the heat-exchange equipment is housed indoors. At least, when it does ultimately have to be repaired or replaced, you undoubtedly won’t be replacing the ground, well, or pond loops along with it. So replacement costs can be kept to a minimum.
  7. Geothermal HVAC systems need very little maintenance. The earth loops, as mentioned, are designed to hold up for generations, and when properly buried, will do so without any need for intervention. Fans, compressors, and pumps, kept safe indoors from weather extremes, require only sporadic scrutiny as well as periodic filter changes and a yearly coil cleaning.
  8. Geothermal HVAC systems are as adept at cooling as they are at heating. The old belief that geothermal HVAC systems don’t cool as well as they heat has been substantially laid to rested by continuing improvements in the manufacture of geothermal technology.
  9. Geothermal HVAC systems can be set up to multitask. Very well, so you’ve decided you want to heat your home’s water geothermally. But can a geothermal system provide ambient heat for your home as well? And what if you have a swimming pool? Rest easy. Today’s systems can handle it all and handle it all at once, with no favoring of one task over another.
  10. Geothermal HVAC systems are becoming a lot more affordable – even without federal and local tax incentives. Congress has yet to bring back federal tax credits for geothermal heating and cooling that terminated December 31, 2016. Nevertheless, a number of factors – material and technological enhancements, new installation practices, and rising competition in the marketplace, for the most part – are helping to better correlate geothermal solutions with the cost of more common heating and cooling methods.
 
Contact the geothermal wizards at Carlson Heating & AC, LLC today. They’ll explain in detail the advantages of geothermal heating and cooling so you can make the best decision for your Manhattan home.