Homeowners in the Northwestern Arkansas area interested in lowering their heating and cooling bills while reducing the carbon footprint produced by their home will benefit from learning the basic facts about geothermal energy. This clean, highly efficient technology may be the wave of the future in heating and cooling; current financial incentives can help lower the cost of new geothermal systems, bringing them within reach of more homeowners than ever before through currently available federal tax credits.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems work by circulating an antifreeze solution through a series of buried pipes near your home. Since the ground remains a nearly constant temperature of 50 to 60 degrees 20 feet below the surface, the ground (or ground water) can be used as a heat sink in warm summer weather and a heat source during the cold winter months. The circulating fluid moving through the pipes reduces or increases the temperature of your home with the aid of the mechanical heat exchange component of your geothermal system, keeping your home consistently comfortable and inviting.
The following facts about geothermal energy explain some of the strongest virtues of these systems:
- Components generally last 20 years with minimal maintenance; buried pipes can last up to 50 years
- Geothermal heating and cooling provides a more consistent level of comfort in your home, reducing hot and cold air pockets
- Savings on utility bills is substantial and systems pay for themselves over time
- Liberal hot water is produced during warmer months, further lowering your utility bills
- System components are quiet and safe both indoors and outdoors
- Currently available federal tax credits reimburse homeowners a full 30 percent of the entire cost of a new geothermal heating and cooling system
- The carbon footprint produced by your home is significantly reduced
If you are a homeowner in the Northwestern Arkansas area and are interested in learning more in regards to the facts about geothermal energy, the expert staff at Paschal Heat, Air and Geothermal would love to share our experience with you. We have been serving the area form over 45 years and counting!
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Springdale, Arkansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about geothermal energy and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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