Why Choose A Geothermal System:
By installing a WaterFurnace geothermal system to heat and cool your home or office, you’ll obtain many benefits. Not only are these systems better for the environment, but your pockets will see the savings as well. Here are just a few of the benefits:
- can save up to 70% on your heating and cooling costs
- has an average lifespan that exceeds 24 years (most conventional systems last 10-15 years)
- uses no fossil fuels and gives off no carbon dioxide
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 is absorbed 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.
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, and they don’t emit carbon dioxide, which has been associated with the greenhouse effect and global warming.
How Does A Geothermal System Work?
A geothermal heating and system works by installing a loop system underground and is matched with an air handler. This loop system uses the earth’s natural, consistent warm temperature to heat and cool your home. In the winter, the system pulls the heat from the earth and distributes the warm air in your home. In the summer it reverses and pulls the warm air out of your home and distributes it back into the earth. It works similar to a heat pump, although is more energy efficient 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 O’Brien Service Company can help choose which one will work best with your home.
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 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 installed a geothermal heating and cooling system at our office in Wilmington (pictured above and on the left). If you’re interested in a geothermal for your home or commercial property give our office a call, or stop by.
For more information or to see how much you can save by switching to geothermal please visit our geothermal site.