Advantages of Geothermal Energy

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Conventional vs. Geothermal

Making a decision to install a conventional system or a geothermal air conditioning system is worth spending some time to get the facts.  We’ve listed some of the options and differences below.  Knowing the advantages of geothermal energy as opposed to a conventional system is important.  Read on..

Options to Consider

Typical Conventional System

Components

  • Ducts
  • Supply & Return Vents
  • Thermostats
  • Indoor Air Handlers
  • Outdoor Compressors

Uses Outdoor Air To Remove Heat & Humidity From Within House
 

Conventional Air Cooled System

  • Lower Efficiency
  • Shorter Life Span
  • Noisy Outdoor Equipment
  • Lower Initial Installation Cost
  • Limited Tax Incentives

 

Geothermal System

Components

  • Ducts With Supply & Return Vents
  • Thermostats
  • Indoor Air Handlers (NO Ugly Outdoor Compressor)
  • Geothermal Wells Or Ground Loops

Uses Natural Earth Cooling/Heat To Remove Heat & Humidity From Within House
 

Natural Cooling

 

Geothermal System

The advantages of geothermal energy are significant

  • Highest Efficiency (30-60% Reduction)
  • Longer Life Span (Up To 30 Years – 2 to3 Times that of conventional)
  • No Outdoor Equipment
  • Slightly Higher Installation Cost
  • Reduces AC Electrical Costs, so less expensive over time
  • Recognized As Most Energy Efficient by Department of Energy
  • 30% Tax Credit On Total Investment
  • “Natural” Cooling & Heating
  • Can Provide Free Hot Water
  • Higher Tax Incentives/Rebates Available
  • Little maintenance needed
  • Environmentally friendly comfort system
  • Creates better indoor air quality and superior comfort

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