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How Geothermal Systems Save You Money & Help the Environment
Jun 02, 2017
Geothermal HVAC systems represent the ultimate in heating and air conditioning energy efficiency for your Hilton Head area home.
Improving the energy efficiency of your heating and air conditioning is a sure-fire way to both save money and help the environment. Geothermal HVAC systems are some of the most energy efficient and highest performing HVAC options available. But why is this so?
Geothermal Is Extremely Energy Efficient
A geothermal HVAC system will save anywhere from 20-60% on your heating and cooling costs when compared to a conventional HVAC system. Geothermal provides roughly four units of heating or cooling for every one unit of electricity used. Compare this with a conventional HVAC system where one unit of heating or cooling requires the use of one unit of energy!
If your energy comes from a non-renewable source, such as coal or nuclear power, the geothermal HVAC system's lower use of electricity means less dependence on fossil fuels and nuclear energy which, in turn, leads to a healthier environment.
Geothermal Energy Produces Fewer Greenhouse Gases
Many Hilton Head homeowners use fossil fuel for their heating needs. With geothermal, a home no longer needs propane, natural gas or fuel oil to help heat the home. Therefore, heating a home with geothermal produces no carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases. Fewer greenhouse gases produced means less global warming.
(Almost) Free Hot Water
Depending on your geothermal setup, you can use the waste heat from the geothermal HVAC system to provide your home’s hot water. Instead of sending the waste heat into the ground, the geothermal HVAC system can instead send the heat to your water heater. So not only do you save a large amount of energy heating and cooling your home, you save energy heating up your water too.
Conventional heating and air conditioning costs can be expensive and place a burden on the environment. This is especially true when they use electricity, rely on non-renewable energy sources and produce greenhouse gases. To get more information on what it takes to have a geothermal HVAC system for your Hilton Head home, contact Climatech Air Inc. today.