May 25, 2017

Douglasville Air Conditioning Company | Geothermal Systems

How Geothermal Energy Works

Use the energy in your back yard to reduce your utility bills by up to 60%!

Here in the South, it is not uncommon to experience widely varying temperatures, sometimes even in a matter of days.  But did you know that despite whatever extreme temperature the air may be, the temperature of the ground stays relatively constant year-round?  Because the Earth absorbs almost half of the sun’s energy that reaches us, Geothermal Systems have been developed that can capture all of that free, unlimited energy.  It’s called geothermal energy – and it is renewable.

Scientists around the world are constantly looking for a renewable source of energy to replace fossil fuels – and it seems it has been under our feet this whole time.  Your back yard is full of energy that can be utilized.  Geothermal systems capture that free energy in a series of pipes (an earth loop) that is buried underneath the ground.  Every landscape is different, so you may have horizontal piping, vertical piping, or piping that may even use a nearby lake or pond.

During the winter months, all of that heat found in the ground will be transferred to the fluid held within the pipes.  At that point, it will be moved through you home as warm air – heating your home.  During the summer months, the process is reversed.  All of the hot air in your home will be transferred to that same fluid in the pipes.  The pipes will carry it out of your home and will release the heat into the earth.  This will give you a comfortable, cool and dry home during the hottest months of the year.  This geothermal energy will also be able to heat the water you use in your home.

Although Geothermal Systems have a higher installation cost than other systems, the long-term money saved will quickly make up for the difference.  Geothermal Systems have so many benefits, such as: long system lifespan (generations), frees up monthly cash flow, lowers operating costs, and has a high efficiency rate (about 300-400% more so than ordinary systems).  You also have the peace of mind of knowing that you are doing a big part to protect the environment. Because Geothermal Systems do not use fossil fuels, your carbon footprint is being minimized.

Geothermal Systems can make a big impact on your home and the way you live you daily lives.  For more information on this energy efficient system, give Anchor Heating and Air Conditioning a call at (770) 942-2873.  We would love to talk to you about how this system can benefit you and your family.  You can also visit us on the web.

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