Geothermal heating & cooling is considered to be the latest innovation in home heating & cooling solutions; however, the technology has been around for more than 50 years—it has just been improved upon since. Since there are many benefits to geothermal heating & cooling, such as safety, low operational costs, minimal amounts of noise, flexibility, and a longer life cycle, this form of heating & cooling is getting popular, despite its price tag. Here are 3 things about geothermal heating & cooling you should know before you commit to this home heating service.
- It is a truly GREEN system! A geothermal heat pump uses clean, renewable energy (the sun) and, therefore, there are no emissions of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, or other greenhouse gasses released into the air. In addition, no combustion-related issues are caused in the house.
- Despite the cost upfront, it can save you MAJOR cash in the end. A geothermal heat pump can immediately save you 30 to 60% on your heating and 20 to 50% on your cooling costs, compared to other home heating systems. Despite the costs of installation, the amount you will save overall will quickly allow you to recoup that and save much more in the long run than the average homeowner.
- A geothermal heat pump requires lower maintenance. Most HVAC systems require bi-annual maintenance in order to keep in shape and avoid any major issues. Newer traditional heating & cooling models also tend to have a lifespan of only about 15 years. Geothermal heating & cooling systems, on the other hand, typically last at least 25 years. The system has fewer moving parts to maintain, and since it is protected from outdoor elements, requires minimal maintenance.
If you are thinking of going green with your new house or current home, consider a geothermal heating & cooling system, and call B&R Heating & Cooling in Collingwood, Ontario for your installation needs. We offer EnviroWise® geothermal systems from Trane, which enable you to efficiently cool and heat your home by harnessing the power of the earth.
We have been maintaining, repairing, and installing all types of heating and cooling systems for 20 years. If you are looking to lessen your footprint on the environment, call us now to move you onto a geothermal heating & cooling system and make the future look much greener!