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Geothermals Top 10 Takeaways


If you don’t know anything else about geothermal heating and cooling, know this – especially if you’re considering redoing your current Myrtle Beach home’s HVAC system or at a loss for what to use in the new home you’re building:
  1. Geothermal HVAC systems are among the most environmentally friendly on the market. Their simple technology makes use of subterranean temperatures to supply your Myrtle Beach home with winter heat and summer cooling. Thus, your home and the earth are always in sync, bonded together in a unique – and uniquely sympathetic – home-earth symbiosis. Sound a little too grandiose? All it means is that, with geothermal heating and cooling, your home isn’t “messing” with the natural order of things. Instead, it’s becoming a “nicer” part of the environment.
  2. Geothermal HVAC systems pass muster as “renewable energy technology.” Yes, they run off of electricity. But they don’t require much of it for all the value you get. Just one unit of electricity can transport as much as five units of natural heating or cooling from the earth to your home.
  3. Geothermal HVAC systems are far more efficient than solar (photovoltaic) or wind power technologies. Generally speaking, solar and wind technologies, whatever the chachet of their “renewability,” devour four times more kilowatt-hours of electricity per dollar spent than geothermal systems.
  4. Geothermal HVAC systems won’t take up as much of your yard as you might expect. Don’t have much yard space to begin with? No shocker there: most home lots in Myrtle Beach and elsewhere anymore occupy a comparatively 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 as deep as 100 to 400 feet. Very little above-ground surface is needed at any rate, 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 amazingly quiet. Every element of a geothermal system is designed and engineered to run much quieter than ordinary gas furnaces, heat pumps, or air conditioners. Even better, there’s no outside unit, so you and your neighbors areen’t subjected to the aggravation of fans, belts, and compressors whirring, whining, and clattering away at all hours!
  6. Geothermal HVAC systems are durable heating and cooling solutions, designed, engineered, and built to last for generations. Current geothermal technology, manufacturing guidelines, and installation procedures insure ground loops of exceptional longevity and heat-exchange equipment that will keep working impeccably for decades. It helps, certainly, that the heat-exchange equipment is sheltered indoors. At least, when it does in due course have to be repaired or replaced, it’s not likely that you’ll be swapping out the ground, well, or pond loops along with it. So replacement costs can be held to a minimum.
  7. Geothermal HVAC systems don’t demand much maintenance at all. The earth loops, as previously described, are designed to endure for generations, and when properly buried, will do so without any need for intervention. Fans, compressors, and pumps, kept safe indoors from weather extremes, necessitate only infrequent scrutiny as well as periodic filter changes and a coil cleaning once a year.
  8. Geothermal HVAC systems are as adept at cooling as they are at heating. The old notion that geothermal HVAC systems don’t cool as well as they heat has been pretty much laid to rested by steady improvements in the manufacture of geothermal technology.
  9. Geothermal HVAC systems can be adapted 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? Relax. Today’s systems can do it all and do it concurrently, with no favoring of one task over another.
  10. Geothermal HVAC systems are becoming increasingly affordable – even without federal and local tax incentives. Congress has yet to restore federal tax credits for geothermal heating and cooling that ended December 31, 2016. Still, a number of factors – material and technological improvements, new installation practices, and rising competition in the marketplace, primarily – are helping to bring geothermal solutions more in line with the cost of conventional heating and cooling methods.
 
Contact the geothermal specialists at J & J Air today. They’ll clearly outline the advantages of geothermal heating and cooling so you can make the right decision for your Myrtle Beach home.