One of the most important things to consider when building a new home or adding an addition is how you plan to heat and cool your home. You want to make sure you choose a system that not only keeps your home a comfortable and consistent temperature but is also energy efficient. If you want outstanding efficiency, consider installing a geothermal heating and cooling system in your Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, home.
What Is a Geothermal System and How Does it Work?
Geothermal systems are heating and cooling systems that get power from the Earth to use for the transfer of energy. Geothermal systems can be extremely effective because the temperature in the ground stays consistent throughout the year, especially in temperate climates.
A system that uses geothermal energy will include specialized polyethylene piping and a loop-style heat exchanger. The network of piping will help to connect the ground to the heat exchanger to transfer the energy into the home. When the temperatures outside are cold, the geothermal heat pump will transfer stored heat from the ground, through the heat exchanger, and into your home. When the temperatures outside are warm, the heat exchanger will pull the heat inside your home, out through the pumps, and into the earth.
Why Is a Geothermal System a Great Option for My Home?
While the initial cost of installing a geothermal HVAC system can seem high, they come with many benefits. One of the benefits is they require significantly less maintenance than a combustion HVAC system once they’re installed. Another major benefit of a geothermal system is that they can be extremely energy efficient.
Unlike a combustion system, the only energy used in a geothermal system is electricity to transfer the energy to and from the ground to the house, which requires significantly less than burning fuel. The less energy your system expends to maintain a consistent temperature, the lower your utility bills will be each month.
Find out the benefits of installing a geothermal system by contacting Bentley’s Air Conditioning at 615-206-3318.
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