Trying to keep your home cool in the summer can seem like a constant battle. Unfortunately, this battle often comes with a major cost in the form of high utility bills. The good news is that there is a solid alternative to conventional central cooling systems that can help save you a lot of money. However, it’s up to you to decide if this alternative, known as a geothermal air conditioner, is right for your home.
You Have High Utility Costs
If your summertime utility bills put your budget in a bind, then a geothermal air conditioner might be right for you. Geothermal systems utilize cooler ground temperatures to lower the temperature of the refrigerant in order to cool your home. By using existing thermal energy, geothermal systems tend to use between 25 and 50-percent less energy than a conventional system, resulting in major savings for you.
You’re Tired of Constant Maintenance
With so many moving parts, it can seem as though you’re always repairing and maintaining a conventional air conditioner. Fortunately, AC repair on a geothermal system is quite simple because the system itself is far less complex. Using only one indoor unit, a geothermal system circulates the refrigerant underground and blows the conditioned air throughout your home. This means a longer-lasting system and lower repair bills for you.
You Have Some Yard Space
Unless it was already installed as part of the development, a geothermal system isn’t an ideal solution for someone who owns a condominium. However, if you have even a small yard, it’s likely that you can take advantage of the power of geothermal cooling. Since the refrigerant pipes for a geothermal system are buried underground, you will need to own some yard space so that holes can be dug to bury the pipes.
You Have Existing Ducts
If you currently have a conventional central air conditioner, then your home is a good candidate for a geothermal air conditioner. That’s because the existing ducts from your conventional system can be used with a geothermal system. If you don’t currently have ducts in your home, you may still be able to take advantage of geothermal cooling if there are enough cavities in your home to allow for the installation of ductwork.
In addition to saving money, switching to geothermal cooling helps save the world, a little at a time. By significantly reducing your energy usage, you also greatly reduce your carbon footprint, helping to leave a legacy of eco-friendliness that future generations will appreciate. If you want to get started on this legacy, all you have to do is reach out to an experienced HVAC contractor and begin designing your geothermal system.