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Blog Title: What are the advantages of geothermal heating and cooling?

Main Que: What are the advantages of geothermal heating and cooling?

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  • Query By: MARGARET S (Chicago, IL)
  • Date: 10/26/2016

Answer: Geothermal heating and cooling system are known to be greatly convenient modes of heating and cooling the homes because of the many advantages associated with it. Some of the major advantages of geothermal system are the following:First of all it lowers the utility bills because the system uses very less electricity and also geothermal system can serve as a water heater. Thus, the cost of heating the water is also saved.In comparison to the air source heat pump, the ground source heat pump does better because the temperature of the ground is more or less constant and in case of air source heat pump, the system depends on the air which may be either too hot or too cold and consequently may not be able to give the rooms the desired temperature setting.Geothermal heating and cooling systems are more durable compared to its oil and natural gas counterparts. Also the system requires less maintenance as there are not much mechanical features in the geothermal heating and cooling system.Geothermal systems are more environment friendly as no combustion takes place and at the same time the system allows to have a year round temperature control.Last but not the least; geothermal systems have a quiet operation as the principle of its operation is similar to that of a freezer and refrigerator.

  • Replied By: LISA R (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Replied Date: 10/27/2016