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Is Geothermal Cooling an Option Worth Considering?

To answer the question posed in the title of this blog, yes. Geothermal air conditioning is definitely well worth your consideration if you are interested in having a new home cooling system installed on your property. There are many different factors to consider, of course, and geothermal cooling may not be right for every home or every homeowner. However, considering the incredible efficiency with which these systems operate, as well as state and federal tax credits making them more affordable than ever, geothermal technology really has a lot to recommend it. Just keep in mind that you must schedule your services with geothermal experts, such as those on our staff.

Efficiency, Durability, and Versatility

Geothermal systems are the most efficient systems on the planet. This is due to the fact that, like air source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps rely on the heat transfer process. Unlike traditional air source heat pumps, though, geothermal, or ground source heat pumps, transfer heat in and out of the ground. There are a few benefits of doing so.

First of all, the temperature a few feet down in the ground does not fluctuate much at all. During the summer, this means that you are sinking heat into the relatively cool ground, rather than very hot air. That makes the transference that much easier. In the winter, when your geothermal system is tasked with heating your home, you won’t have to worry about occasionally very cold temperatures overwhelming the system. Of course, the fact that you can both heat and cool your home with just one system speaks to the versatility mentioned above.

Then there is the fact that geothermal systems are extremely durable. The ground loop itself will require virtually no maintenance, and can easily last decades. With routine maintenance services, your geothermal heat pump will help you to not only cool your home reliably, but to heat it with great efficiency, for outstanding comfort all throughout the year.

Schedule your geothermal services in Columbia, SC with Fulmer Heating & Cooling.

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