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What Benefits Does Geothermal Heating Have to Offer?

Now that we’re in February, you probably are not going to be having your yard excavated in order to have a geothermal system installed. If you think that you are done with your existing heater once this heating season is over, though, you may want to consider replacing it with a geothermal system. Such systems have much to recommend them, and you can benefit greatly from the use of a geothermal system in Des Moines, IA. Consider the following information, and you may just find yourself dialing our number to have a geothermal heat pump installed on your property before long. 

Efficiency, Reliability, and Versatility

Chief among the reasons for considering the use of a geothermal system on your property is the efficiency with which such systems operate. Our winters are long and cold, and you should be able to heat your home effectively without dreading the heating bill to follow. You can count on this when you use a geothermal system. These systems use heat pump technology in order to pull existing heat from the ground. In the heat pump, the refrigerant warmed by this heat is compressed, and its thermal energy is used in order to heat your home. That means that only a very small amount of electricity is used in the process, and no heat is actually generated. It is simply transferred, instead.

While modern heat pumps have gotten more and more reliable over time, the fact is that extremely cold temperatures may prove challenging to air source heat pumps. You won’t have to worry about your geothermal system being overwhelmed, though, as the temperature beneath the ground is more or less constant throughout the year. This makes geothermal heating extremely reliable.

Finally, the fact that a geothermal system is a heat pump, at its core, means that you can use the very same system in order to cool your home during the hottest time of the year. Heat is removed from the air in your house, and is sunk into the ground. That versatility makes geothermal heating and cooling quite convenient.

Give Schaal Heating and Cooling a call today to learn more about how geothermal heating and cooling can benefit you.

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