Geothermal energy seems like a strange, abstract concept that is too complicated to properly understand. But it doesn’t have to be. Haller is here to simplify the process for you to show how exciting renewable energy can be!
It’s no secret that relying on sources of renewable energy greatly reduces our dependence on the environmentally unfriendly burning of fossil fuels. Using the constant temperature of the earth to heat and cool your home, our technicians specialize in installing geothermal heat pumps to utilize natural renewable energy.
Wells are drilled and water pipes are inserted into the ground. A continuous flow of water is then circulated through the pipe loop system and back into the house. During the winter, the water is heated by the warmth of the earth and during the summer it is cooled as it travels through the pipes. The geothermal heat pump then exchanges this into the properly cooled and warmed airflow and distributes it through your home’s duct system.
A closed loop of pipes are inserted into the ground and filled with a solution that constantly circulates through the geothermal system in the home. Because the solution is already around 50°F, less electricity is needed to heat or cool it.
If your ducts have been inactive for two or more years, the above could be accumulating and blowing right into your home.
Geothermal energy has both its pros and cons, but the pros often outweigh the cons in the long run.
The fluctuations in the heat outside of your home make traditional heat pumps more difficult to maintain. The amount of electricity needed to run a geothermal system is much less.
While the cost to install a geothermal heat pump is more than a standard heat pump due to the pipe installation, the energy savings will make up the difference. A federal tax credit is also available for 30% of the cost.
Because geothermal heating is a form of renewable energy, you don’t have to be fearful of depleting the limited fossil fuel supply. By installing a geothermal system into your home, know that you’re doing your part to protect the environment.
While it’s great to be environmentally friendly, our team recognizes it’s not always the best option for your home right now. A Haller specialist can provide his or her best advice to encourage and lead you in the right direction.
Once you’ve determined whether or not you want a geothermal energy system installed in your home, Haller will provide a comprehensive estimate of costs to best prepare you for the transformation.