Geothermal power consists of harnessing the heat generated from the Earth’s core that moves toward the surface. Only ten feet below the ground, the temperature of the earth stabilizes around 50°F, regardless of the temperature top-side. Finding ways to use this geo-warmth results in energy that is clean, renewable, inexpensive, and without the fluctuations that can result from solar energy.
Geothermal power for your house is available right now: you can have an installation of geothermal air conditioning in Austin, TX through Intelligent Air Services. We offer services for geothermal heat pumps that will help you save money and save the environment at the same time.
Here are the reasons why we think you should invest in geothermal air conditioning:
- Reliable heating and cooling – Geothermal systems are not only for air conditioning. As heat pumps, they also work for heating your home as well. The ground loops the circulating water can both remove heat from your home to put in the ground (cooling mode), or remove heat from the ground and put it into your home (heating mode). The stability of temperature below the ground means that the heat pump will not lose efficiency no matter the weather, so you’ll have reliable comfort throughout the year.
- Energy efficiency –The steady temperature of the Earth means that your heat pump will work more efficiently than other cooling and heating systems. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, ground-source heat pumps can reach efficiencies of 300% to 600% on the coldest of winter nights, compared to 175% to 250% for air-source heat pumps. Although geothermal systems cost more to install than other heat pumps, the Department of Energy estimates that with the savings they supply, they will pay back their installation cost in 5–10 years… and they can last more than 50 years.
- Better for the environment –Geothermal heat pumps create no dangerous emission such as ozone-depleting or greenhouse gases. They use renewable energy and reduce dependence on limited energy resources. Going geothermal is an investment in the health of the planet.
Will geothermal work for you?
Geothermal systems are not ideal for all homes: they have space requirements for the ground loops, and the soil must be the right type for the proper exchange of heat. You will need to consult with geothermal experts to find out if a ground-source heat pump is the best option for your home. Thanks to some flexible loop configurations, it is now easier to fit geothermal for many smaller properties.
Call Intelligent Air Services today to speak to our specialists in geothermal air conditioning in Austin, TX. They will arrange an appointment to see how best to set you up to harness the clean and efficient energy of the earth to cool and warm your home.