You may have heard of GeoThermal heating and cooling — an alternate source of energy that can reduce your carbon footprint. But is it right for your home? Here’s everything you need to know to decide.
What is GeoThermal heating and cooling?
In short, GeoThermal technology captures the heat stored beneath the earth’s surface. In the summer, a heat pump transfers heat extracted from the house into the ground and returns the cool air into the house. In winter, the GeoThermal system extracts the heat stored in the ground and transfers it to the house.
Is it really better for the environment?
Many opt to go for GeoThermal heating and cooling because they’re concerned about their environment impact. With GeoThermal energy, there’s no combustion. It also doesn’t emit greenhouse gases. It can be more energy efficient as it requires less power, meaning you’ll save on your utility bills. GeoThermal technology is renewable energy that uses less carbon, so if you’re looking to lower your carbon footprint, it’s a good choice.
Other benefits of GeoThermal heating and cooling
GeoThermal heating and cooling systems tend to be quieter than traditional HVAC units. They’re also low maintenance and often have longer warranty plans.
What is the cost of GeoThermal energy?
The cost of GeoThermal energy is what trips a lot of people up. Because of the technology needed, it’s typically more expensive upfront and may make more financial sense for a large building, rather than a single-family home. However, in the long run you can save as it cuts down on the electricity bill and is lower maintenance. Plus, many people who choose GeoThermal heating and cooling believe the extra cost is worth it for the environmental benefit. To help with costs, the Ontario government may also begin providing grants.
Interested in GeoThermal heating and cooling? HomeBridge Canada installs GeoThermal systems across Barrie, York Region, and Simcoe County. Call us today to learn more or to get a quote at 1-866-876-9986. If GeoThermal isn’t your thing, we also offer energy-efficient furnaces. Visit us at www.homebridgecanada.com.