Why Choose A Geothermal System:
By installing a WaterFurnace geothermal system to heat and cool your home or office, you’ll see many benefits for years to come. Not only are these systems better for the environment; your pockets will see the savings as well. Below are just a few of the benefits of a geothermal system.
- Can save up to 70% on your heating and cooling costs.
- Have an average lifespan that exceeds 24 years (most conventional systems last 10-15 years).
- Use no fossil fuels and give off no carbon dioxide.
- Can connect to your hot water heater for additional savings.
- Federal Tax Credits have been extended! Now through 2019 you’ll get 30% of the cost of the system back. That’s a huge savings! If your system was installed January 1, 2017 or after, you can still obtain the tax credit. After December 31, 2019 there are still savings available. In 2020 you’ll receive 26% of the cost, and in 2021 22% of the cost.
The secret of a WaterFurnace system’s clean, efficient operation is the earth’s ability to store heat. In fact, 47 percent of the sun’s energy that reaches our planet absorbs into the earth. That’s 500 times more energy than all of humanity would need in a year! And it’s an unlimited source of energy.
That’s not the only environmental benefit. Installing a WaterFurnace system in a typical home is the environmental equivalent of planting 750 trees, or taking two cars off the road. That’s because WaterFurnace systems don’t burn fossil fuels. Also, they don’t emit carbon dioxide, which has been associated with the greenhouse effect and increasing climate change.
How Does A Geothermal System Work?
A geothermal system works by installing a loop system underground. This loop system uses the earth’s natural, consistent warm temperature. It is then matched with an indoor air handler in order to heat and cool your home.
What about when it’s cold outside?
In the winter, the system pulls the heat from the earth and distributes the warm air through your home.
And when it’s hot outside?
In the summer, it reverses, pulling the warm air out of your home and distributing it back into the earth. It works similar to a heat pump; however, it is more energy efficient. This is due to a geothermal system using the earth’s natural energy and not relying as much on electricity.
There are several loop systems that can be designed for your geothermal system and specific home or office needs. The pros at O’Brien Service Company can help choose which one will work best with for home.
Are There Other Financial Benefits?
When installing a geothermal system, there are many benefits you’ll receive. Besides saving on your heating and air bills (up to 70%) , you’ll be eligible for a tax credit. Geothermal systems in our area are also a great choice because of their long lifespan. Since the outdoor component is underground, it will not be affected by our coastal air, which can damage conventional outdoor condensers.
We recently installed a geothermal heating and cooling system at our office in Wilmington. If you’re interested in a geothermal for your home or commercial property, give our office a call or stop on by.
For more information or to see how much you can save by switching to geothermal, please visit our geothermal site or scroll down to watch a helpful video.
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“O’Brien Service Co, has, for the past 20 years given me consistently excellent service. Each year they provide service to my geothermal system, which they installed, and I have had a completely reliable system throughout all seasons. This year Chris serviced my system, and I have every confidence my heating and air system will continue to operate without an issue. The temperature in the house always locks on the setting and stays there, providing comfort throughout the house. I recommend O’Brien Service Co without reservation. Oh, they are ALWAYS curious, pleasant, and knowledgeable.” -Dorothy & Frank C. (Wilmington, NC 28405)