If you’re not very familiar with geothermal heating and cooling, you’ve probably heard several myths about how these systems work and why they probably shouldn’t be used to heat and cool your home. At B&R Heating & Cooling, we’re here to debunk these myths and introduce you to the truth about geothermal heating and cooling systems.
Myth #1: Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems Aren’t Considered Renewable Technology
Some people think that because these systems use electricity, they aren’t a form of renewable technology. However, geothermal heating and cooling systems only use a small amount of electricity to move cooling or heating from the ground to a building.
Myth #2: Geothermal Systems Need a Significant Amount of Space
One of the things that might have discouraged you from having a geothermal heating and cooling system installed on your property is that you heard these systems require a large yard to work properly. Contrary to popular belief, the piping that these systems use to distribute air can be installed vertically, so only a small above-ground surface is needed.
Myth #3: Geothermal Pumps are Noisy
It’s natural not to want to bother your neighbours with a noisy heating and cooling system. However, with a geothermal heating and cooling system, this won’t be a problem. Since these systems require no outside equipment, your neighbours won’t even know that you use geothermal power to cool your home.
Keep in mind that these systems also require little to no maintenance, are environmentally friendly, and can be used to cost-effectively heat and cool your home. If you hear any other myths about geothermal heating and cooling and you aren’t sure whether they’re true, let us at B&R Heating & Cooling address these concerns.