With Geothermal Heat Trending, Why Aren’t More Buildings Using It?
Simply put, geothermal heating is the process of relying on the heat beneath our feet to warm our interior spaces. It’s cleaner, there’s plenty of it, yet not enough buildings are set up to use this valuable resource. So, why is that?
First, to better understand the process, it begins with the fact that the ground beneath us keeps an even temperature all year long. Geothermal taps into that and draws this natural heat into interior man-made spaces. This is a more energy-efficient approach to heating, as well as more cost-effective.
Geothermal Heat for Your Home?
As a Trenton homeowner, you know how cold winters can get, as well as how high heating bills can climb.
You have probably heard it referred to as a ground loop system, as well. That’s because it literally uses loops of piping that go into the ground and then the natural warmth heat water that then circulates through the walls, floors and ceilings of a building. The entire system relies on the constant temperature of the earth at just the right depth.
Of course, one of the first things people ask is what happens in the summer? Well, as with a heat pump, the heat is extracted from the air and the pipes deliver back into the ground. In other words, the process is basically reversed.
These systems are both less expensive than electric or gas, as well as more Eco-friendly. However, they are best paired with climates that have true warm and cold seasons. They are often not as effective in areas that simply do not get cold enough during at least part of the year, not a problem here in New Jersey.
Want to Learn More?
Our area means your home would be the ideal candidate for geothermal heating. At Parham Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, LLC. We offer the services that you need for installation, maintenance and repairs for this, and a variety of heating systems. Don’t settle for anything less than the best, when it comes to your residential heating.