A geothermal HVAC system has a network of underground or underwater pipes filled with refrigerant or water that are attached to an indoor unit. Although a geothermal system costs more than a traditional unit to install, it’s an investment that pays for itself by lowering your utility bills.
A geothermal system also uses less space than a conventional system, and it can increase your Annapolis, Maryland, home’s value. Choose a geothermal HVAC system for high efficiency, easy water heating and excellent durability.
Since temperatures underground and underwater stay constant for most of the year, a geothermal heat pump that transfers heat to or from the ground or water uses less energy than a conventional system that moves heat to or from the outdoor air. Many geothermal systems can pay for themselves through energy savings in less than a decade.
Easy Water Heating
Some geothermal heat pumps are capable of working as water heaters, which eliminates the need to waste money and space on an expensive water heater unit. It’s also easy to expand a geothermal unit’s pipe system to provide radiant or hydronic heating. Pipes filled with water heat your floors, and the heat spreads to the rest of your home. Hydronic heating is especially popular in bathrooms and bedrooms; people enjoy warm floors when they get out of bed or take a shower.
A geothermal HVAC system can run for twice as long as a conventional heater or air conditioner, and the pipes last for over half a century. Since there’s no outdoor unit, you won’t have to worry about damage from severe weather. There are also fewer moving parts than a conventional system, so expensive breakdowns are much less likely.
Coastal Heating & Air is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 30 years of heating and cooling experience. We can help you install maintain, and repair a range of HVAC equipment, including geothermal systems. Call us at 410-919-0110 for outstanding service.
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