A common goal when replacing an HVAC system is to improve efficiency. After all, you don’t want to pay more than needed to heat and cool your house in Elborton, GA. Here are four benefits homeowners love when choosing to invest in a geothermal HVAC system.
Longer Service Life
The average central air conditioner lasts roughly 10 to 15 years, and gas furnaces last around 15 to 20 years. Geothermal systems typically last twice as long as these conventional systems.
Most of the outside components of the system remain buried, protecting them from damage. This is why some manufacturers offer a full 50-year warranty. The inside unit typically lasts 20 to 25 years when properly maintained.
A common complaint of the conventional HVAC system is the noise it generates. Due to the nature of geothermal, the only sound while running it comes from the circulating fan.
The risks of your HVAC system are something commonly overlooked. However, there are some risks, especially when running a gas furnace. There’s not only the risk of a gas leak but also the risk of carbon monoxide if you have a crack in your heat exchanger.
Geothermal HVAC systems don’t combust any fuel, so there’s little risk of dangerous byproducts. In some cases, you can use geothermal to power your water heater as well, reducing your need for natural gas even more.
Greater Energy Efficiency
Geothermal systems are the most energy-efficient heating and cooling option. In fact, people with geothermal systems save between 25% and 50% on their HVAC-related utility expenses. When you add in the option to also heat your water, it drives that energy efficiency up even more.
Before replacing your current system, take time to evaluate whether geothermal may be a good option for your home. Call to schedule your geothermal consultation with our experts at McGee Heating & Air Inc.
Image provided by iStock