Many geo-thermal systems satisfy most, if not all, heating and cooling needs, with no additional pumps or equipment required. That means warm and toasty in the winter and cool and comfortable in the summer. The simplicity of these systems allow more efficient transfer of heat, delivering a powerful geothermal HVAC system, often with the added benefit of FREE hot water.
It’s not often that you can purchase one system that handles a wide range of home needs. A well designed geothermal system can heat domestic water, and keep a swimming pool war, in addition to providing comfort within the home. This range and versatility makes the technology a multi-purpose solution that can benefit any homeowner while making life easier for people and planet.
When these systems are enclosed and protected from the elements, they require less maintenance. A simple design also has less components to fail, no water pump and no extra heat exchanger. This not only boosts the lifespan of the system, but also decreases maintenance costs associated with owning a home.
You can take advantage of up to a 30% federal tax credit, as well as other local and state incentives, rebates and financing by installing a geothermal system in your home. Learn more.
Green building practices such as geothermal solutions have been gaining increasing attention for their ability to offer energy savings and lower utility bills. As more people recognize these potential rewards, they are beginning to seek out homes that offer sustainable systems such as geothermal heating and cooling. Recent guidelines have provided real estate appraisers with a specific method for documenting energy efficient upgrades, allowing realtors to better analyze the differences between the values of green homes and traditional properties.
If the geothermal system uses solar energy to heat and cool your home, you can reduce your need for natural gas or oil and other forms of finite fuel resources. This helps you decrease the carbon footprint associated with your home and saves thousands of pounds of greenhouse gas emissions each year. The U.S. EPA and DOE have determined that ground source heat pumps have the lowest environmental impact of all heating systems, and they reduce consumption and corresponding emissions up to 75%.
Homeowners across the globe are seeing the solar light. The reasons vary for each person, though they mainly come down to the following.
Solar-energy systems allow you to capture free sunlight and convert it into usable power in your home.
Solar energy can be used to heat and cool your home, but it has almost no impact on the global climate. By comparison, electricity generated by power plants produces carbon dioxide emissions that scientists say pose serious threats to the environment.
While nonrenewable energy sources like oil, gas and coal are becoming increasingly scarce, the sun’s energy is limitless. Wherever sunlight shines, electricity can be generated.
Having a system that creates solar energy means you use less electricity from your utility company, and that can contribute to lower heating and cooling costs. This is significant, especially when you consider 56% of energy use in a typical U.S. home comes from heating and cooling*. To find out how much you can save by harnessing energy from the sun, use our solar calculator.
The U.S. federal government and some states provide tax credits< for renewable-energy systems. Depending on where you live, you may also be eligible for incentives through your utility company. To find out what incentives are available in your area, visit dsireusa.org.
The more sunlight harnessed by the system, the less electricity you need from your utility supplier.
An investment in a solar-energy system may improve the value of your home. Surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have shown that, for every $1000 saved per year, $20,000 may be added to a home’s value.
The sun has been around for billions of years and is likely to burn on for billions more to come. And when you consider how a trusted name like Lennox is putting it to economical use in the home, it’s easy to see solar energy’s future is bright.
*U.S. Department of Energy statistics
At Home Air Services, renewable energy from geothermal and solar sources is not merely a trend. It’s an eco-friendly and more sustainable way of providing heating. We believe that concern for the environment is one of the traits that sets us apart from other home heating companies in the area.
Want to know more about the benefits of renewable energy? Considering a more sustainable way of heating your home? Give us a call at (301) 585-8100. Our team of experts will be more than glad to discuss your options. Your home, wallet and the environment will thank you.