Geothermals Top 10 Takeaways


If you know nothing else about geothermal heating and cooling, know this – especially if you’re considering upgrading your present Dallas home’s HVAC system or at a loss for what to put into the new home you’re having constructed:
  1. Geothermal HVAC systems are widely considered the most environmentally friendly you can buy. Their relatively uncomplicated technology makes use of subterranean temperatures to provide your Dallas home with winter heat and summer cooling. Thus, your home and the earth are always in sync, bonded together in a unique – and uniquely cooperative – home-earth symbiosis. Sound a little too pompous? All it means is that, with geothermal heating and cooling, your home isn’t unduly disrupting the natural order of things. Instead, it’s becoming a “nicer” part of the environment.
  2. Geothermal HVAC systems meet the standards of “renewable energy technology.” Sure, they run off of electricity. But they don’t require much of it for all the advantages you get. Just one unit of electricity can convey as much as five units of natural heating or cooling from the earth to your home.
  3. Geothermal HVAC systems are considerably more efficient than solar (photovoltaic) or wind power setups. In truth, solar and wind technologies, whatever the allure of their “renewability,” consume four times more kilowatt-hours of electricity per dollar spent than geothermal systems.
  4. Geothermal HVAC systems don’t require as much of your yard as you might think. Don’t have much yard space in the first place? No surprise there: most home lots in Dallas and elsewhere anymore occupy a relatively tight the polyethylene piping needed for the geothermal earth loops doesn’t have to be buried horizontally. It can be dug in vertically and run to a depth of anywhere from 100 to 400 feet. Hardly any above-ground surface is called for in any case, whether vertical, horizontal, open (well water), or pond loops are installed. Result? You can keep your little patch of paradise a whole lot greener.
  5. Geothermal HVAC systems are unbelievably quiet. Every part of a geothermal system is designed and engineered to operate significantly quieter than conventional gas furnaces, heat pumps, or air conditioners. More comforting still, there’s no outside unit, so you and your neighbors areen’t subjected to the annoyance of fans, belts, and compressors whirring, whining, and clattering away at all hours!
  6. Geothermal HVAC systems are dependable heating and cooling solutions, designed to last for generations. Contemporary geothermal technology, manufacturing guidelines, and installation procedures assure ground loops of impressive longevity and heat-exchange equipment that will continue working perfectly for decades. It helps, naturally, that the heat-exchange equipment is protected indoors. At least, when it does by and by have to be repaired or replaced, it’s not likely that you’ll be replacing the ground, well, or pond loops along with it. So replacement costs can be kept down.
  7. Geothermal HVAC systems need only simple and infrequent maintenance. The earth loops, as noted, are designed to last for generations, and when properly buried, will do so without any need for intervention. Fans, compressors, and pumps, safeguarded indoors from weather extremes, necessitate only occasional scrutiny as well as periodic filter changes and a coil cleaning once a year.
  8. Geothermal HVAC systems are as effective in cooling as they are in heating. The old idea that geothermal HVAC systems don’t cool as well as they heat has been pretty much put to pastureed by steady refinements in the manufacture of geothermal technology.
  9. Geothermal HVAC systems can be modified to multitask. Okay, so you’ve chosen to heat your home’s water geothermally. But can a geothermal system provide ambient heat for your home also? And what if you have a swimming pool? Rest easy. Today’s systems can handle it all and handle it all at once, with no favoring of one task over another.
  10. Geothermal HVAC systems are becoming a lot more affordable – even in the absence of federal and local tax incentives. Congress has yet to bring back federal tax credits for geothermal heating and cooling that lapsed December 31, 2016. That said, a number of factors – material and technological refinements, new installation practices, and rising competition in the marketplace, primarily – are helping to bring geothermal solutions more in line with the cost of more common heating and cooling methods.
 
Contact the geothermal wizards at Geo-Thermal Distribution Co., LLC today. They’ll explain in detail the rewards of geothermal heating and cooling so you can make the right decision for your Dallas home.