For the average American family, around 60 percent of their home’s energy consumption goes to heating and cooling. This has led many families to look for ways that they can cut down on their energy costs without sacrificing the comfort of their home.
Currently, one of the most effective options is geothermal heating, and some studies have shown that modern geothermal systems will allow families to maintain a comfortable temperature in their home for as little as one dollar a day.
How Does Geothermal Heating Work?Around half of the solar energy that our planet receives is absorbed by the ground. While there are some minor changes to the ambient temperature, this unique phenomenon keeps the planet at a relatively moderate temperature at all times.
A geothermal system takes advantage of this by placing a pipe in the ground near the home and then circulating water through it.
During the winter, the warm water within the pipes is sent to a heat pump where it is turned into warm air for your home.
During the summer, warm air is pulled from the home and cooled off underground before being circulated back into the house.
The Benefits of Geothermal HeatingThe primary benefit of a geothermal system is the amount of money that you will save on your heating and cooling bills. Depending on a number of variables, these systems could cut down on your climate control bills by as much as 80 percent.
In addition to creating a comfortable home, these systems also produce warm water at almost no cost to you. When these systems are properly maintained, they will often last for 20 years or longer and could pay for themselves within just a few years.
Finally, a geothermal heating and cooling system will have almost no affect on the appearance of your Dundalk home and property as they are almost completely underground.
Is It Right for Me?Dundalk homeowners should speak with our geothermal experts to see if one of these systems will be right for their own household. For many families, the cost of installing a geothermal system can be attached to their monthly mortgage payments in order to make it as affordable as possible.
The amount that you save from these systems could pay off the installation costs in as little as a few years.
If you haven’t had your Dundalk, MD heating system checked out, there’s no better time than now to call Reliability Home at (443) 399-8663.