- Energy Efficiency
- Heat Pumps
- Indoor Air Quality
If you’ve been on the hunt for the best way to lower your energy bills, the answer may be right underneath your feet – literally. Geothermal energy systems make the most of the consistent temperatures that exist in the ground beneath your home. How can this help reduce your energy usage? Well, that constant temperature of the earth’s crust gives your heating and cooling system a head start, by absorbing and dissipating heat whenever necessary.
Geothermal systems are made up of three simple parts: the ductwork in your home, a heat pump, and an underground heat exchanger. This underground heat exchanger is essentially two large pipes installed about 10 feet
into the dirt, connected to the heat pump at both ends.
In the summer, the heat pump absorbs the heat inside your home, and sends it down into the ground via the refrigerant in the heat exchanger pipes. The heat is then dissipated into the cooler underground temperatures, leaving your home nice and cool. In the winter, the heat exchanger absorbs the heat underground (which is now warmer than the air on the surface) and sends it to the heat pump to disperse throughout your home via your ductwork. This is all done without burning any fossil fuels, and by using nearly 80% less energy than traditional heating and cooling systems.
The bottom line: A geothermal system helps drastically cut your energy bill, no matter what the temperature might be outside.
There are many benefits to using geothermal energy in your home, including:
Add these benefits to a geothermal system’s typical lifespan of 25 years, and it’s no wonder more of St. Louis is turning to SmartHouse for geothermal system installation and maintenance.
A geothermal system ensures you’ll never have to worry about your home’s energy costs. To learn more about SmartHouse’s geothermal systems, contact us today.