Geothermal HVAC systems are an energy-efficient and cost-effective method of heating and cooling your home. In Boston, the temperature outside fluctuates dramatically year round, but the temperature underground does not change drastically because of Earth’s natural insulation. Geothermal HVAC systems are installed beneath the ground and use a system of buried pipes called an earth loop or a pump to provide energy from the earth. While this innovative way of temperature control has many benefits, there are a lot of myths out there about it. At Lamco Systems, we believe geothermal HVAC systems are a great way to save yourself money and be environmentally friendly. Here, we debunk some common myths about geothermal HVAC systems:
MYTH: Geothermal HVAC systems don’t save that much energy because they use electricity.
Geothermal HVAC systems do use electricity, but they are still more energy-efficient than conventional HVAC systems. They use only one unit of energy to move five units to your home.
MYTH: Geothermal HVAC systems take up too much yard space.
These systems are mostly underground and therefore do not take up much room. They actually can be buried vertically to avoid using above-ground space, depending on your yard. Additionally, inside the home, the unit is roughly the same size of a traditional HVAC unit.
MYTH: Geothermal systems only work for heating.
Actually, geothermal systems work effectively for both heating and cooling.
MYTH: Geothermal HVAC systems do not last that long.
In fact, geothermal systems can last generations. Typically, the heat-exchange equipment lasts for decades. In the past, the first systems ran into problems with overheating or cooling, but the systems have now been perfected.
If you are interested in having a geothermal HVAC system installed, contact Lamco Systems today!