A geothermal HVAC system has an indoor air handler that connects to a series of underground or underwater pipes filled with refrigerant or water. Temperatures several feet underground or underwater in Las Vegas, Nevada, stay more constant than outdoor air temperatures. Therefore, geothermal heat pumps are more efficient than conventional air-to-air heat pumps. They’re more costly and difficult to install than traditional heaters and air conditioners, but the investment is worth it. A geothermal system can provide you these benefits:
Lower Utility Bills
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, geothermal HVAC systems will pay for themselves through energy savings in just five to 10 years. Saving all that electricity helps the environment by reducing pollution. Because of this, many models of geothermal systems qualify for tax credits that make them more affordable. Businesses with geothermal systems can attract new customers by letting people know that they use environmentally friendly technology. A geothermal heat pump can also increase the value of your home.
More Comfort and Convenience
If your geothermal HVAC system’s pipes contain water instead of refrigerant, you may be able to heat water along with the air in your home. That way, you can use the space that would normally be reserved for a water heater as additional storage.
With some geothermal heat pumps, you can even heat your pool. Geothermal systems need less space outside because all of their outdoor components are underwater or underground. They’re quieter than most other units, as well.
In some models, you can also add hydronic or radiant heating. Pipes filled with water in your walls or floors can heat one or two rooms or your entire home. You can step out of the shower onto a warm floor, and you can easily keep different rooms or zones at different temperatures. Zoning lets you save additional energy by avoiding heating or cooling empty rooms. It also allows people to choose comfortable temperatures for their bedrooms without changing the way the rest of their house feels. As a result, you avoid thermostat wars between loved ones.
Many geothermal systems have a programmable thermostat that’ll let you set your system to turn down or off automatically while you’re away or asleep. Then, it’ll come back on when you wake up or get home. With many devices, you can make changes wirelessly from your smartphone.
Better Indoor Air Quality
With most geothermal HVAC systems, the indoor air handler keeps working almost constantly. This prevents uncomfortable temperature fluctuations and controls the humidity in your home better. It also sends more air through your HVAC system’s air filter. As a result, it can trap more pollen, pet dander and other contaminants. Better indoor air quality can prevent asthma or allergy symptoms.
Like conventional HVAC systems, you should change the air filter for a geothermal heat pump at least every few months. You should also have your system checked by a professional once per year.
Fortunately, maintenance is quicker and easier than with a traditional unit. Since many components are underground or underwater, they’ll never get damaged by bad weather or vegetation that could block airflow. Also, your service technician will only need to look at your indoor air handler. The other part of your geothermal HVAC system usually lasts for more than 50 years. Therefore, you can avoid inconvenient and uncomfortable breakdowns and enjoy plenty of durability and reliability.
Sun Country Heating & Cooling is a family-owned company with plenty of HVAC experience. We can help you choose the best geothermal system for your family. We can also help you improve your home’s indoor air quality and keep all of your HVAC equipment working well. We’re a Trane Comfort Specialist, and we offer a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee for all our customers. For quality service from our expert service technicians, call us anytime at 702-534-3375. There’s no additional charge for after-hours service.
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