Geothermal Is a Great Idea for Heating Your Home: Here’s Why

Posted by Tom Vatter

Although we don’t expect to encounter deep chills during the winters in Northwest Florida, we still need to have heating systems ready to help when the weather starts to turn cool. The fall is a good time to start thinking about putting in a new heating system if your home needs one. We’d like to suggest that you consider having a geothermal system installed to help heat your home.

We understand that the idea of geothermal can intimidate people. It’s true that installing a geothermal system is a large operation, and they won’t work with every home or property. But the benefits are too tremendous to dismiss outright:

  • Energy efficiency – Geothermal heat pumps are among the most efficient types of heating systems available. This is because they combine the operation of a heat pump (which uses electricity to move heat, rather than generating it through electrical resistance) with the stability of temperatures underground. The U.S. Department of Energy has found that geothermal heat pumps work at 3 to 6 times higher energy efficiency than other heating systems.
  • Longevity – It’s difficult to top a geothermal heat pump when it comes to service life. The indoor components often last more than 20 years, while the ground loops can last more than 50. That’s a long time for you to enjoy all those energy savings.
  • Heating and cooling – Because geothermal systems are a type of heat pump, they can operate as air conditioners during the summer. In cooling mode, a geothermal heat pump is as effective as a standard air conditioner of comparable size.
  • Environmentally smart – A geothermal heat pump generates fewer emissions than conventional heat pumps and air conditioners. Its energy efficient performance also reduces the strain on the power grid.

Call Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. today to find out more about our geothermal services in Ft. Walton Beach.

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