Geothermal provides consistent comfort as the seasons change

| by Titian Burris
Geothermal provides consistent comfort as the seasons change

In this period of climate transition, homeowners will enjoy lower energy bills as their heating and air units aren’t working as hard to condition air against extreme cold conditions outside. As the extreme temperatures begin to shift from cold to hot, many may use the spring months to convert from traditional heating and cooling methods to efficient geothermal methods.

Homeowners often hear about the savings geothermal can provide, trimming hundreds of dollars a year. Of course, specific savings will depend on several factors, such as the size of the home and the section of the country in which it resides.

But there are a number of other benefits that come with installing the system. Chief among them: consistent comfort, reduced system noise and low maintenance.

Geothermal heating and cooling systems function much like a refrigerator, transferring conditioned air from one place to another. Geothermal relies on a heat pump, which typically is positioned in the home, to transfer heat to or from the ground.

The pump contains a compressor, condenser, expansion device and an evaporator like a refrigerator. The difference comes in how air is transferred, using the moderate temperatures from the ground to heat or cool.

That constant state of ground air temperatures puts less wear on the heat pump, making it more efficient than other heating and cooling methods and extending its longevity.

Read more about geothermal on the ClimateMaster website.

Topics: Geothermal Heating & Cooling, Heating & Cooling

Companies: ClimateMaster

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