Geothermal systems heat structures by transferring heat from the ground into underground pipes and out of a heat pump. These systems provide air conditioning by pumping out heat and emitting cooled air. Geothermal heating and cooling can be more ecologically-friendly and cost-effective than conventional heating and cooling equipment.
What is the Ecological Footprint of a Geothermal System?
A geothermal cooling and heating system requires less electricity than a standard heat pump or furnace. These systems do not emit greenhouse gases such as carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide. A geothermal installation relies on underground pipes, known as a ground loop, and a heat pump unit. A heat pump unit extracts heat from the liquid to emit as warm air. On the cooling cycle, the heat pump draws hot air out of a structure, leaving behind cool air to emit as air conditioning.
What Are the Costs of a Geothermal System?
A geothermal system usually has significant up-front costs. Once the system is installed, property owners may see significant cost reductions on energy bills. Rather than replacing a standard gas or electric heating system approximately every seven years, a geothermal unit functions for up to 15 years. A geothermal system does not require an outdoor unit, is easy to maintain, and runs very quietly. The fire risk posed by conventional furnaces is all but eliminated in geothermal systems, which do not contain combustible elements.
What Services Do Expert Installers Offer?
Chesapeake Geosystems has more than 30 years of experience installing geothermal heating and cooling systems in Baltimore, Maryland, and the surrounding region. We maintain a fleet of late-model drill rigs and excavation equipment to keep costs low. Licensed drillers and equipment installers will complete the installation process. Fill out the contact form to learn more about how a geothermal system meets your needs and obtain a free onsite estimate or call us at 410-489-1712!