How Efficient is Geothermal Heating?

Energy Efficiency

If you’re looking for the ultimate in heating and cooling efficiency for your Missoula home, look no further than a geothermal system. To truly appreciate the efficiency of a geothermal system, it’s important to understand the different elements that contribute to its efficiency and cost-effectiveness. To help you gather information so that you can make a wise decision, here are a few insights into geothermal efficiency from Temp Right Service.

“Free” Energy

The main advantage of a geothermal system is that it allows you to tap into the “free” thermal energy that exists right in your own backyard. Since soil is fairly dense, the temperature below the surface of the ground doesn’t change much throughout the year. Temp Right Service can take advantage of that by running a long tube underground to move the thermal energy into your home, where it is used to provide heating and cooling.

Efficient Transfer

Moving the thermal energy from below the ground to your home’s interior is the responsibility of the refrigerant. A refrigerant is a substance that has known evaporation and liquefication points. To reach these points, a geothermal system simply has to change the pressure of the refrigerant in the refrigerant line. To do this, a geothermal system uses a compressor and an expansion valve at various points along the refrigerant line. This means that the only energy input that’s required is what’s needed to operate the compressor. Therefore, a geothermal system can be up to 400% efficient, far exceeding even the most advanced traditional HVAC systems.

“Bonus” Uses

To further take advantage of a geothermal system’s efficiency, you can add a geothermal water heater to enjoy a reliable supply of hot water at a very low cost. Although a geothermal water heater, like the geothermal system itself, costs more upfront, you’ll be able to save a lot of money over time in terms of energy and repair costs. That’s why Temp Right Service recommends that every homeowner consider a geothermal system when it’s time to replace their HVAC equipment.

Dedicated to Our Customers

At Temp Right Service, we want our customers to be confident in the choices they make to improve the comfort of their homes. That’s why we offer repair, replacement, and installation of furnaces and air conditioners. We can also install geothermal systems, ductless systems, and can take care of commercial HVAC equipment, as well. Our customers consistently leave us five-star reviews because of the excellent service they receive. To learn more about geothermal heating and cooling, contact us at Temp Right Service today.

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