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Geothermal Heating Systems

Geothermal heating systems, also called ground source heat pumps, are the cost effective, long term alternative to conventional heating and cooling. They operate by using the earth’s ability to store heat in soil, then capturing this heat energy and moving it from the soil to a home or building.

By using this type of heating system, a homeowner will save money each month, use less energy, and reduce the amount of pollution that is often produced with other systems. Typical geothermal heating systems transfer heat using a network of tubes, called "closed loops” or “open loops.” The loops are filled with water, refrigerant or an anti-freeze solution. A process, in which the liquid absorbs the earth’s heat and then transfers it to the building, is repeated over and over.

Geothermal heating systems can also be used for cooling during warm seasons. The process is basically reversed; heat energy from the building is transferred to the ground. This process is considered to be more energy efficient for cooling than a traditional air conditioner.

Geothermal heating systems will typically cost you between $2,500 and $7,500, depending on the size of the unit. The expected life span of this type of system is generally anywhere from 20 to 30 years. Keep in mind, traditional heating and cooling systems will run you about $4,000, and cost more to operate per month.

There are several different types of geothermal heating systems, all of which fall under a “closed loop” or “open loop” system. “Closed Loop” systems circulate a mixture of water and antifreeze through a series of sealed loops of piping. They can be installed in the ground horizontally or vertically. They can also be placed in a body of water, such as a pond. “Open Loop” systems circulate water existing from a ground or surface water source.

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It usually isn’t until we receive our energy bill that we remember how our home is heated. Heat is often taken for granted because for the most part our heating systems are controlled by a simple turn of the thermostat and magically we have heat! In recent times, homeowners are becoming more conscious of how much heat is used because energy costs are taking a bigger bite out of our household budgets.

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Most air conditioning problems are a result of flawed installation, poor service, and insufficient maintenance. However, there are several ways to check for and resolve problems associated with your central air conditioning. Common problems include the compressor failing to turn on, the air not coming out cool enough, low airflow, and water leaks.

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In order to get the most out of your air conditioning system, it is important to understand the different designs, components, and operating principles. Paying close attention to the proper sizing, selection, installation, maintenance, and correct use are keys to lowing your overall costs.

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