Homeowners in Hampton, Virginia, and all across the nation are more concerned than ever with energy conservation. With geothermal energy, you can successfully reduce the amount of nonrenewable resources used while still effectively heating and cooling your home. The experts at Kearney & Sons want to help you better understand geothermal energy so that you can take advantage of this valuable resource.
What Is Geothermal Energy?
Essentially, geothermal energy is a renewable resource that is powered by the heat radiating from the Earth’s core. The ancient Greeks and the ancient Romans often used hot water from geothermally heated spas to treat various ailments and even to heat their buildings. Geothermal energy has served a variety of purposes throughout the ages and continues to be useful today.
Myths About Geothermal Energy
Two of the biggest myths about geothermal heat pumps are that they are noisy and take up a lot of space on your property. Heat pumps are very quiet systems. Much of it is buried underground, and the modern indoor air handler operates efficiently and is barely noticeable.
Another myth you may be concerned about is the assertion that geothermal pumps aren’t cost effective. The initial investment is, in fact, more than the costs associated with traditional heating and cooling systems. However, with local and federal tax incentives, you can offset the initial costs of a geothermal system. Additionally, geothermal heating and cooling provide more in energy savings, and fewer repair and maintenance needs make it a very wise financial investment.
How Can My Home Use Geothermal Energy?
You can use geothermal energy in your home to reduce the amount of nonrenewable resources you and your family consume. Geothermal heat pumps will effectively heat and cool your home. You will benefit from lower monthly energy expenses, reduce emissions, and improve comfort efficiently. Geothermal system can also be used for water heating, further reducing energy demand for a positive impact on the environment.
Call 757-269-9589 today to reach an HVAC professional at Kearney & Sons, Inc. We will provide all the information you need to begin your geothermal journey.