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The many advantages of geothermal heating systems

The many advantages of geothermal heating systems

If you are still operating off an old furnace in your basement or have a heat pump that is feeling the signs of age, this is a perfect time for you to consider investing in a geothermal heating system in your Syracuse home. If you need to replace equipment anyway, you should definitely check on new, reliable, and cost effective methods of producing energy to heat and cool your home. The beauty of geothermal energy is that it is drawn from the land on which you live.

The simply premise is that the sun radiates the earth on a daily basis and almost 50% of this energy is stored in the ground. Thus, it’s possible to install a system that taps into this energy on a loop system. During colder weather, the pump draws warm air from the earth and recycles the cold air from your home back into the ground. In summertime that process is reversed, with cool air being drawn into your home.

Having a geothermal system installed
The advantage of a geothermal system is that it’s highly efficient and is extremely cost-saving once the installation is in place. You will no longer be dependent on the availability or price of fossil fuels as you’ll be harnessing your own energy on your own land. Installation is not difficult as you don’t need ventilation for exhaust gases and there is no combustion, so finding a likely spot to install the system is not difficult. If you don’t already have ductwork in place, this will need to be installed, and the system can be extended to underfloor heating as well as heating your water.

How geothermal will work for you
This is not a new system in that people have been uses natural sources of energy for years to heat their homes and baths – just think of hot springs as an example. However, it’s only in recent years that a system has been produced that provides stable, reliable energy that is as effective at providing heating and cooling as any other form of energy-driven system. Of course, there is an initial investment, but there are guaranteed future savings. For example, the warm air that is extracted from your home during the summer months can either be moved back into the earth, or can be used to preheat the water in your hot water tank.

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