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Have you grown weary of winter? Do you look forward to summer but the hot muggy weather not so much? Energy costs remain high, which is reflected each month in your electric and gas bills. Heating and cooling your home, however, should not have to be a budget-busting choice.
A geothermal system to heat and cool your home uses time-tested technology. It’s the standard choice in many European countries. This approach to indoor climate control is sometimes called “Caveman Technology.” In the days of cavemen, their cave homes, at a constant 50-55 degrees, kept them warm in winter and cool from summer’s brutal heat. Nearly 75 percent of new homes in Sweden use a geothermal system. Using the ground beneath your feet, your geothermal comfort system’s many advantages may be the right choice to satisfy your home comfort needs.
Geothermal systems allows heat transfer to your home in winter and transfers the heat back to the earth in summer. The main components are:
- Geothermal heat pump: Indoor part of the system, not subject to outside wear and tear by weather like a typical heat pump.
- Ground Loop: holes or trenches are drilled into your yard. A series of small pipes are inserted and filled with fluid. The loopfield is connected to the heat pump system.
- Water Heater: The water heater can be connected to your system so your energy costs are further reduced.
Using the earth to heat and cool your home gives you huge energy savings. Consider the significant cost of a geothermal HVAC system an investment. With your savings of 40-70 percent on heating costs and 30-50 percent for cooling, the energy dollars saved make your payback period relatively short.
Contact us at Glasco Heating & Air Conditioning for all of your geothermal system needs. Serving the Greater Hartford area since 1994, we enjoy a 95 percent customer satisfaction rating that guarantees your satisfaction matters to us. We’ll be happy to help you with all your HVAC needs.
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Glasco Heating & Air Conditioning services South Windsor, Connecticut and the surrounding areas.