The basic technology behind geothermal heating systems has been around for many years. However, the application of it to modern, residential homes is relatively new. When you’re looking for the most innovative heating solutions, you should look no further than John Henry’s Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning!
We’ve been in this business for more than 20 years which has allowed us to grow and change with the times.
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What is Geothermal Heating?
As mentioned, geothermal heating has been around for a number of years. In fact, it has been used industriously since the 18th century. Geothermal heating systems function similarly to a conventional heat pump. That is, they both use lines of high-pressure refrigerant to capture heat and move it in and outdoors. The difference is that a geothermal heat pump pulls the heat from the earth and transfers it through long loops of pipe in the ground to keep your home warm and toasty.
What are the Benefits of Geothermal Heating?
There are a number of benefits to geothermal heating systems, which is great because the initial price sometimes pushes people away from this option. The top benefits of opting for a geothermal heating installation include:
- Real savings- installing a geothermal heat pump may be expensive upfront but can offer savings of 30-60% on heating bills over the following months and years
- Great for the environment- this method of home heating uses the sun and the earth to power it. The pump itself does use electricity, but the heat is naturally generated. This also keeps your air safe from carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide gases
- Silence is golden- because there are no compressor or fans, this system runs as quietly as a refrigerator
- Long life- the indoor components of a geothermal heating system can last up to 25 years, while the outdoor components can last up to 50 years. They also require very little maintenance due to the fact it is mostly underground and has few moving parts
- Age is but a number- the age of your home doesn’t matter, these systems can be installed in new homes or retrofitted to older ones
The biggest drawback of this installation project will probably be your beautiful landscaping. That’s only temporary though. Once this system is in place, your plants will grow back just fine!
Your Geothermal Heating Contractors
Because the application of this technology is still new, there aren’t many contractors that have experience in the installation of it. John Henry’s Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning is an exception to this. We’ve been in this business for over 20 years and love staying abreast of new technology.
Our technicians are friendly, honest, on time, as well as being drug screened and background checked so you can rest easy knowing you’re getting reliable services in your home. Don’t just take our word for it.
Even if geothermal heating isn't right for you, we also offer traditional heating solutions like heat pump services too!