Geothermal Environmental Benefits
When it comes to heating your home, you want a system that you will not have to worry about and that will keep you and your family comfortable all year long. With so many different options out there, however, there are a ton of factors that you will have to consider before you can settle on just the right system for your home.
One of the most important things to think about as you work through this process is how your decisions impact the environment. If you are looking for a more environmentally friendly way to keep your home comfortable all year long, geothermal home heating and cooling may be just the thing for you. While the alternative energy sources many people usually think about are solar and wind power, geothermal energy has emerged as the leader in home heating and cooling.
If this is the type of system you would like, Boehmer Heating & Cooling is the company to help you choose and install it. Our customers throughout the Pittsburgh area have benefitted from our expertise in this field and we would be glad to add you to the list. We offer a full range of products and services designed to benefit you as the customer while minimizing our impact on the environment.
Of course, the most obvious environmental benefit of using geothermal energy to heat and cool your home is that the heat source itself is completely renewable. A furnace uses an energy source, typically gas, oil or electricity, to generate heat. A geothermal home comfort system, on the other hand, does not need to generate heat on its own. Instead, it gathers the heat from the soil and uses that to warm the air inside your home.
In this system, the only thing that requires electricity to run is the compressor that harvests the heat from the liquid cycling through your ground loop. This means a minimal amount of energy usage for a comparably large amount of heat.
The compressors used in geothermal heat pumps are also remarkably energy efficient themselves, meaning that the amount of non-renewable resources used to run your system is tiny. This is a huge divergence from the type of energy used in more conventional home heating systems.
Also, geothermal heat pumps are generally much more able to keep your house warm when the temperature outside drops below freezing than traditional air source heat pumps. Because of their limitations, air source heat pumps usually require supplementation by a furnace or other type of home heating system that runs on conventional fuel sources.
However, geothermal heat pumps can keep your house comfortable through a wide range of conditions, meaning that you should not have to rely on a backup system at all. Also, geothermal energy is constant, while other alternative energy sources like solar and wind power will only be intermittent. That means that geothermal power can work virtually anywhere, while there are only specific areas in which solar and wind power are actually viable options.
When you are ready to explore your geothermal power options in more detail, give Boehmer a call. We provide geothermal services to customers all over the Pittsburgh area and we will be glad to discuss your particular situation with you. Geothermal power is a great option for many people and it can play a huge role in preserving the environment locally and the world over.