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April 2018

3 Reasons You Need a Geothermal System

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According to some estimates, current consumption rates could deplete oil deposits by 2052, while coal and natural gas may last until 2060. New discoveries may extend those estimated deadlines, but any newfound supplies are expected to be finite, too. It’s time to look at using geothermal heating, ventilation and air conditioning solutions for homes. These are three of the most common reasons you may choose to invest in a geothermal system.

Effect on Utility Costs

The typical geothermal system can last 20 to 25 years and provide an average reduction of 50 percent in your monthly utility bills. While the climate where you live plays a part in determining your savings, it’s possible to recoup any extra installation costs in less than five years. The system can pay for itself within 10 years, in part because your monthly costs are not affected by fluctuations in prices of oil or natural gas.

Increased Comfort

Geothermal climate control systems can maintain stable temperatures and humidity levels because they don’t use combustion to heat or cool your home. Traditional systems turn off and on in response to changes in temperature, while a geothermal system runs constantly. Geothermal systems generally make no more noise than your refrigerator.

Lessened Environmental Impact

The EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy regard geothermal systems as the most environmentally friendly and energy efficient methods for managing your interior climate. Greenhouse gas emissions are between 50 and 60 percent lower with a geothermal system than can be expected from comparable air exchange systems, and they contribute very little to grid overload during peak electrical usage periods.

When your traditional heating and air conditioning system needs significant repair or is at the end of its useful life, contact Chesapeake Geosystems, Inc. by sending an email to lisa@chesapeakegeo.info or completing a form submission to discuss how a geothermal system can meet your needs.