The Benefits of Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Riverside, TX has its share of big properties, and with our hot summers and cool winters, everyone is looking at the bottom line as far as heating and cools bills go. You may not be aware of the fact that your property can actively help you save money on energy costs, with the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling. This innovative system makes use of the infinitely renewable energy from the earth itself, and as such can provide a number of advantages. Here’s how it all works.

Never-Changing Temperature

Outside weather only affects the ground down to about ten feet or so. Deeper than that and the earth retains the same temperature no matter what. A geothermal system simply takes advantage of this fact. The technician buries a series of tubes and coils on your property – usually deep beneath the earth, though some models can use a pond or similar body of water to achieve the same effect. A combination of water and antifreeze is pump through the coils: either releasing heat from your home into the ground or pulling heat from the ground into your home. A pump runs the liquid while a fan system can blow the heated or cooled air from the liquid directly into your home.

The Advantages

Once installation has taken place, a geothermal system costs very little to run from month to month: just a little electricity to power the pump and the fan. That can save you a great deal of money over time, and may even cover the cost of installation eventually. Moreover, because your system is placed underground in many cases, it rarely suffers from wear and tear, and repair calls can be extremely uncommon. Finally, a geothermal system can improve the resale value of your home, proving an easy enticement to potential buyers.

Ardon Maintenance installs, repairs and maintains geothermal systems throughout the area.

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