September 22, 2023

Home Architecture

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Is Geothermal Right For You?

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One of the biggest expenses for homeowners is heating and cooling their homes. Few people are blessed to live somewhere that is a comfortable temperature year-round. If you are planning to build a new home or to update your existing home’s heating and cooling system, you might want to consider a geothermal system.

Geothermal systems work as heat pumps. A series of pipes is buried underground with fluid circulating through it. If you need Chandler air conditioning, the system will work as a heat sink transferring the heat in the air to the ground. If you need heat, the system can use the heat in the ground to warm your home. With traditional heating and cooling systems, your system needs to work harder when it is really hot or really cold outside. The temperature of the earth is fairly consistent and moderate so a geothermal system will not be affected by outside air temperatures. These systems are also quieter since they do not have to circulate outside air.

Properly installing a geothermal Mesa HVAC system requires technical knowledge, so you will need to hire a reputable firm to do the installation. The right company can figure out which system will best suit your needs. Whatever system you decide on, the right firm can install your new system quickly and efficiently to ensure you can maintain a comfortable temperature in your home while the new system is installed.

The cost of installing a geothermal system is initially two to five times higher than other heating and cooling systems. Once installed, you can save significant money on your Arizona AC bills. Generally, you can save between 20% and 60% on your heating and cooling costs with a ground-source system. The lower operational costs will offset the higher original cost after a few years, depending on your usage. Geothermal systems are designed to be long lasting. The inside portion of a ground-source system can be expected to last at least 25 years with routine maintenance. The ground loop system where the heat transfer occurs can last over 50 years. Since geothermal systems use less energy, many are eligible for rebates and tax incentives. Arizona Public Service has a program that can allow you to recoup 30% to 50% of the installation cost if you are replacing an existing system. Your accountant can help you determine if your new geothermal system makes you eligible for a federal tax credit.

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