A geothermal heating and cooling system can’t handle cold winters
Despite the temperature above ground, a few feet below the surface, the Earth’s temperature remains a fairly constant temperature of 54 degrees. A geothermal heating and cooling system accesses these consistent below-ground temperatures to extract warmth to heat your home. Using the Earth’s energy, these systems should be able to keep your home at a comfortable temperature on the coldest of days.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems require backup heat
While many geothermal heating and cooling systems are installed in addition to a new or existing backup heat source, it isn’t required. Your geothermal heating and cooling system can provide enough energy to heat your home with proper sizing and installation.
A geothermal heating and cooling system can’t be installed on a small lot
Geothermal design is flexible and can be used on lots big to small! Many people often think that geothermal heating and cooling systems can’t be used if the soil or terrain of their land is not ideal, but this is simply untrue. Working with a qualified geothermal design and install team, like Smith Sustainable Design, will show you how these “obstacles” are really not a big issue.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems are only for new homes
You don’t have to build a new home to install a geothermal heating and cooling system. While geothermal systems can be integrated more conveniently during construction, retrofitting your current home is common. Geothermal heating and cooling systems are a great option for home and business owners who are faced with replacing an aging heating or cooling system, or upgrading equipment.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems are new
Geothermal heating and cooling systems aren’t a new way to keep your home or business comfortable. Naturally-occurring geothermal hot springs in North America were an attractive location for early Native Americans to settle. In the 1940s, the first groundwater heat pump was developed to others to use the Earth’s naturally-occurring energy to heat and cool homes and buildings. As technology has advanced, efficiency has improved upon this same concept.
If you have any questions about geothermal heating and cooling systems, call Smith Sustainable Design for reliable information and advice. We will provide the geothermal facts you’re looking for, and can help you choose a geothermal system for your home or business.