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Jul 14 2014

Unraveling the Mystery of Geothermal Heating and Cooling.

How Geothermal Heating and Cooling Works in Even Tiny Yards

Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Tired of traditional heating and cooling methods? For scores of Americans, geothermal heating and cooling is an efficient and cost-effective alternative. While many homeowners are attracted to the environment-friendly technology, many others were convinced by the promise of cheap, constant, and reliable indoor temperature control.

So many homeowners have considered the possibilities of geothermal heating and cooling at some point. Have you? Have you ever looked at geothermal and thought, "Could it work for my home?"?

It certainly helps to have a lot of underground space on your property. Geothermal heating and cooling systems are installed under your house, and most need a lot of horizontal area. The system uses this underground space to heat and cool fluid, which then helps heat or cool your home.

But you might be surprised to know that even a small lot could host a full-sized geothermal heating and cooling system. Vertical systems maximize the deeper soil and/or water under your home to compensate for having less horizontal area to use for heating and cooling the fluid. So even if your backyard is minuscule, don't think that geothermal heating and cooling is out of reach for you.

The geothermal system has an "earth loop" of pipes that are placed under your home. These are made to last a generation, so that you only have to worry about them during the installation process. It takes a very long time for a geothermal heating and cooling system to wear down or need repairs, so your one-time investment could still benefit your family for decades to come.

That also means generations of savings on heating and cooling bills. Who wouldn't want that?

If you are interested in learning more about how a quiet, efficient geothermal heating and cooling system might work for your home, schedule an appointment with Comfort Services today.

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