Geothermal heating and cooling is the most advanced comfort system on the market today. Gordon Air Conditioning and associates are proud to offer the WaterFurnace products.
“Does installing a geothermal system add value to my home?” According to this article in the Appraisal Journal
it does. Should equate to an additional value of $10.365 if you can show savings of $500 per year.
WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling relies on the earth’s naturally stored energy to move heat. In the summer, heat is moved from your home into the earth. In the winter, heat is moved from the earth into your home. There is not normally an outside unit. This allows for more pleasing landscape. All mechanically parts normally are in your home. A properly installed WaterFurnace geothermal system normally live 25 years versus 12 years for the typical heating and cooling systems available today. The doubled life span of the system is one of the selling points to a geothermal heating and cooling system.
Above we mentioned that the WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling systems relies on the earth’s naturally stored energy to move heat. This is done by the heat put off by the sun year round. The earth absorbs the heat making the earth temperature a fairly constant 69 degrees. The mechanical part of the geothermal system makes up the temperature difference for temperature you are wanting inside your home. All this is typically done using polyethylene pipe. A GSC (geothermal service contractor) normally drills vertically into the earth approximately two hundred feet per ton, one hole per ton. There are three main options to installing the earth loop; vertical loop, horizontal loop and pond loop.
Cost is always a concern for any renovation project or new construction. The savings on less power consumption alone will payback in as little as four years. There is also a payback on equipment replacement cost since the average life span of a properly installed WaterFurnace geothermal system is double the life span of a typical system. Geothermal heating and cooling systems also produce hot water as a bonus feature. It can produce as much as 75% of your domestic hot water. There is also less maintenance involved with a properly installed geothermal heating and cooling system because there is no outside unit making them less prone to failure during the scorching summers. Since a geothermal heating and cooling system does not rely on outside temperatures, there is no defrost controls needed like a typical heat pump.
The advantages to a WaterFurnace heating a cooling system properly installed by Gordon Air Conditioning and Associates are:
- Low operational cost
- Free hot water
- Low humidity in the summer months
- Overall greater comfort
- Low maintenance
- Double life expectancy of equipment
- Quiet operation