ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT A GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM INSTALLATION?

If so, now is definitely the time to act. There is a federal tax credit set to expire on 12.31.2016, and once it does, so does a chance for major savings. This tax credit entitles homeowners to a 30% savings on a new geothermal installation.

Geothermal systems in Houston, TX have become more common in recent years. More and more homeowners have come to realize just how beneficial the use of these systems can be. We’d like to share a few points of consideration with you to help you decide if geothermal is the right fit for your home.

  • Versatility. As you may know, geothermal systems offer both heating and cooling to homeowners. This is thanks to the utilization of heat pump technology. Whereas air source heat pumps draw heat out of the air in order to heat homes, geothermal systems draw heat out of the ground. This heat is then exchanged with the refrigerant in the system, which is compressed and used to warm the house. In the summer, heat is drawn out of the air indoors, and then dispersed into the ground.
  • Efficiency. Because geothermal systems don’t really generate heat, they don’t use much energy when heating a home. When you combine geothermal technology with our mild winter weather, the cost of heating your home is really affordable. Plus, during our very hot summers, sinking heat into the relatively cool earth is easier than dispersing it into the very hot air.
  • Durability. Geothermal systems have finite lifespans, like any other HVAC system. The expected lifespan is quite long, though. The geothermal heat pump is generally expected to last about 20 years, with the underground loop lasting anywhere from 25-50 years. If you’re looking for a great heating and cooling system to count on for years to come, geothermal may be just what you’re after.

Schedule your geothermal services with the professional technicians here at Expert Air Cooling And Heating.

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HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT GEOTHERMAL COOLING?

We are certainly not at a loss for ways in which to cool our homes in this day and age. If you are serious about cooling your home in an effective and reliable manner, while enjoying a few other unique benefits, then you may want to give geothermal air conditioning in Houston, TX some serious consideration. The use of a geothermal cooling system can benefit you in a few different ways, but only when your system is expertly designed and installed by trained, qualified technicians. Give the pros on our team a call if you think that geothermal cooling is right for you after reviewing the following information.

Year Round, Efficient Comfort

To call a geothermal system an “air conditioner” is not really accurate. Yes, the system is more than capable of cooling a home effectively and reliably. However, the term “geothermal heat pump” is actually much more accurate. Geothermal heat pumps make use of heat transfer technology that allows them to act as both heating and cooling systems, which in turn means that you are able to both heat and cool your home with just one convenient system. You are also able to do so in a very efficient manner.

A geothermal system uses a geothermal loop in order to facilitate the transfer of heat with the ground, where temperatures are very constant. That means that, by sinking heat into the ground rather than dispersing it into the hot air outside, a heat pump can actually cool your home more efficiently. During the winter,r though, is when the efficiency of this heat transfer process is most evident. An antifreeze solution in the geothermal heat gathers up heat from beneath the ground. That heat is then transferred to the refrigerant in the heat pump, which is compressed, and its thermal energy is then used to heat the home. No heat is actually generated, which makes the geothermal system as efficient as it is eco-friendly. These systems are also very long lasting.

To learn more about geothermal cooling—and heating—give Expert Air Cooling And Heating a call today.

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HOW DOES GEOTHERMAL HEATING AND COOLING WORK?

When it comes to ways in which to heat and cool our homes in these modern times, homeowners are certainly not lacking for options. One heating and cooling possibility that more and more homeowners are taking advantage of these days is geothermal heating and cooling. If you are not familiar with this technology, we do recommend that you do a bit of research before deciding upon your next HVAC system. You may just find that a geothermal system is too enticing an offer to pass up. That being said, there are a number of factors to consider before deciding if geothermal heating and cooling in Houston, TX is right for you. Read the following information, and contact Expert Air Cooling And Heating with any questions that you may have.

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IS GEOTHERMAL COOLING WORTH CONSIDERING?

Those homeowners who have not invested in a new air conditioning system for a number of years likely are not keeping up with all of the innovation happening in the residential HVAC industry. We won’t hold that against them, of course, but it is in your best interest to catch up a bit if you are now ready to begin looking for a new cooling system for your home. While geothermal cooling technology is certainly not new, it has grown increasingly popular and more refined in residential applications over recent years past. Read on about why you ought to consider geothermal cooling in Houston, TX. If you decide that this is the right option for your needs, give the pros at Expert Air Cooling And Heating a call today to schedule service.

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3 REASONS TO CONSIDER GEOTHERMAL AIR CONDITIONING

Using geothermal isn’t only about pulling heat up from the ground. Thanks to the power of modern geothermal technology, heat pumps that use refrigerant loops buried in your property can also remove heat from a home and deposit it in the earth. Thanks to the constant temperature of the ground below the frost line, you have a constant reservoir for heat exchange, whether to warm or cool your house.

But are there any reasons to actually install geothermal air conditioning in Houston, TX aside from the novelty of the concept? Yes, there are many; in fact, a geothermal heat pump will benefit your comfort, your budget, and the environment all at once. We’ll explain how this modern miracle achieves all this, and why they are reasons you should consider calling Expert Air Co today and discuss having a geothermal heat pump for your house.

The 3 best reasons to have a geothermal heat pump installed

1. It helps your comfort: Standard heat pumps—“air-source” heat pumps—are at the mercy of extreme temperatures outside. A heat pump must draw heat from the outside in heating mode, and it must deposit heat outside during cooling mode. Both jobs become harder if the temperature is too high or low. However, a geothermal system uses the steady temperature of the earth, which remains at 55°F no matter the weather at the surface, as its source for heat exchange, so you never have to worry that your heat pump will struggle during extreme heat or cold and make your home uncomfortable.

2. It helps your budget: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heat pumps work 2 to 6 times more efficiently than standard heat pumps, thanks to the steady supply of heat in the earth. It only requires one kilowatt-hour to create 10,000 BTUs of cooling power for a geothermal heat pump during a 95°F summer day, while an air-source heat pump would need more than twice that power for the same results. And, since geothermal systems have incredible longevity, you’ll have many years to reap these fantastic savings.

3. It helps the environment: When you use the power of the earth to heat and cool your home, you reduce the amount of emissions your home releases into the air. The earth is also a renewable energy source that doesn’t drain limited resources the way that other comfort systems do.

Geothermal heat pumps require extensive installation, and they cost more upfront than air-source heat pumps, air conditioners, or furnaces. However, the amount of money they save combined with their long lifespans (the ground loops can endure for more than 50 years) means they will earn back their initial cost many times over.

Our specialists in geothermal air conditioning in Houston, TX can help you find out if going geothermal is the best choice for your home. Contact us today.

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