Detroit Geothermal Heating & Cooling Systems
Looking for a more efficient and less expensive way to heat and cool your home? If so, a geothermal system might be a good choice for you. Though geothermal systems have been around since the 1940s, recent spikes in energy prices have generated new interest in them. These days, more and more homeowners are replacing their traditional HVAC systems with a geothermal unit.
What Is a Geothermal Unit?
But what exactly is a geothermal unit? Simply put, a geothermal heat pump transports underground air into the home and heats or cools it down to the desired temperature. Unlike outdoor ambient air, underground air remains at a fairly steady temperature all year long even during blizzards or heat waves. Because geothermal heat pumps don’t have to work as hard to heat or cool the underground air (unlike traditional heating system or cooling systems that use outdoor ambient air), they are much more efficient.
Most geothermal systems are pump-based, meaning they pump the stale air out of your home while also pumping the appropriate temperature of air into it. Some geothermal units have additional components, such as variable speed fans, that allow for greater control and efficiency. There are also plenty of models that can supply your home with hot water, which means you could replace your old traditional water heater as well.
Replacing Your Unit
Replacing your traditional HVAC system with a geothermal heating and cooling system does require a large investment up-front, but it also comes with lots of long term benefits. Compared to traditional heating and cooling systems, geothermal systems are more energy-efficient, last longer, require less maintenance, and keep heating and cooling bills down. In fact, many geothermal units end up paying for themselves in as little as five to ten years.
And compared to traditional heating and cooling systems that are usually housed in an attic, garage, or outdoors, geothermal systems are basically “out of sight, out of mind.” Because they are underground, they don’t use up valuable living or storage space and they make less noise.
Still not sure if a geothermal system is right for you? No problem! Let the geothermal heating experts at Andy’s Statewide in Detroit area come out and give you a free in-home consultation and also provide you with some easy payment options to make the purchase a lot more affordable.