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Asheville, NC Geothermal Guide: Why Choose a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Maintaining comfortable temperatures year round in your Asheville, NC home is a goal that you likely share with most other homeowners. Unfortunately, the high price of most energy sources can make keeping your home comfortable a costly endeavor, if not completely unmanageable. As more and more homeowners become aware of this issue, though, many are beginning to realize that there are some great, alternative home comfort technologies out there. At Comfort Central, we encourage you to consider the installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system in your home.

A geothermal heating and cooling system uses a heat pump in order to keep your home comfortable throughout both the heating and cooling seasons. The difference between a geothermal system and other types of heat pumps is the way in which ambient heat is utilized by the system. Unlike an air-source heat pump, geothermal heating and cooling systems are not very susceptible to changes in temperature, making them more consistent and reliable. This is because they use a geothermal loop system in order to absorb heat from beneath the ground or underwater, where temperatures are most constant.

In addition to being highly efficient and very dependable, geothermal heating and cooling systems are also very durable. The heat pump itself has very few moving parts, and with regular maintenance service should provide you with high-quality heating and cooling performance for years to come. The geothermal loop system, once installed, will last a long time and requires no service.

There are a lot of considerations to take into account before deciding if a geothermal system is right for you, of course. While the high efficiency with which such systems operate can help you save money on energy costs, there is a considerable initial installation cost. There are also a number of factors that will inform the installation of your loop system, including land space and geological characteristics.

To learn more about geothermal heating and cooling systems contact Comfort Central. Our team of experts can help you decide if this is the right comfort system choice for your Asheville, NC home. Call today for more information.