iAir Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Geothermal’

Alternative Types of HVAC System

Monday, January 29th, 2018

alternative-heating-systems.Most people in the area use traditional centralized heating and air conditioning systems to keep their homes comfortable. A furnace generates hot air and an AC cold air—both in a centralized location—which is then blown through the ducts in the house with a fan. They’re inexpensive, comparatively simple, and easy to operate, which is what makes them so popular.

They’re not the only means of keeping a home comfortable, however, and in some cases an alternative system might work better. Older houses may not be able to support the ducts necessary for a centralized system, while larger homes may struggle to feel as warm or as cool as they should with a centralized system. If your home can’t support a centralized system or has experienced recurring problems with its effectiveness, you might want to consider other options. We’ve laid out a few below for you to consider.

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How Does a Geothermal System Work?

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Fall has arrived in Austin, TX, which makes it an ideal time to consider replacing an outdated heating and cooling system. Temperatures are apt to be fairly mild for the next few weeks, giving you an excellent window to put an older system out to pasture and consider something new. If you’re looking at installing a new HVAC system for your home, consider the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling. This innovative technology draws upon the infinitely renewable energy of the earth itself, providing inexpensive and environmentally friendly temperature control for your entire household. How does a geothermal system work? We’ve provided a brief outline below.

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3 Qualities of Geothermal Air Conditioning

Monday, July 6th, 2015

You may have heard about geothermal air conditioning and heating systems, which draw upon the ambient heat in the earth to warm and cool your home. The system runs a series of tubes below the earth, which maintains a constant temperature once you get down below a few feet. The tubes carry a mixture of water and antifreeze through them, which either release heat from your home into the ground (in the summer) or pull heat form the ground into your home (in the winter). There’s a high up-front cost, but the benefits will serve you well over time, especially in a town like Austin, TX, with large tracts of property.  Here are 3 qualities of geothermal air conditioning that you should keep in mind when considering a purchase.

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Why Should I Consider Geothermal Air Conditioning?

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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 you house is available right now: you can have 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 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 circulate 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.

 

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Is Geothermal Heating and Cooling in Austin, TX Right for Me?

Monday, February 17th, 2014

It is a sad fact that heating and cooling our homes seems to only get more and more expensive each season. Because of the rising trends we see in fuel prices, many homeowners are looking for more efficient ways in which to keep comfortable throughout the year. One great way of doing so is use a geothermal heating and cooling system in Austin, TX. With the right geothermal heating and cooling system, you can cut heating and cooling costs without sacrificing any of your comfort. Contact Intelligent Air Services today if this is a goal that intrigues you.

How, you may wonder, is a geothermal heating and cooling system able to both heat and cool your home, let alone so efficiently? The secret lies in the heat transfer process that geothermal heating and cooling systems utilize. During the summer months, a geothermal heat pump will act in much the same way that a traditional air conditioning system does. Heat is removed from the air in your home, and that cooled air is then sent back throughout the house via a system of ductwork. The difference is, by reversing this operational process, a geothermal system in Austin, TX can use existing heat in order to warm your home up in the winter.

A geothermal heat pump uses a geothermal loop system to absorb heat from beneath the ground, where temperatures are fairly constant. The antifreeze solution within this loop system makes its way to the heat pump, where the heat is transferred to the refrigerant therein. Because drops in temperatures do not affect heat beneath the ground as much as they do the air, geothermal heating and cooling systems are even more reliable than air source heat pumps. Needless to say, only a skilled professional can handle your geothermal installation in Austin, TX. Give us a call today if you’d like to learn more.

Whether you want to save some money when heating and cooling your home or if you want to do so in a more environmentally friendly manner, a geothermal system in Austin, TX is a great option to consider. Intelligent Air Services is the company to call with any questions you may have. Let us help you decide if going geothermal is the right choice for you.

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