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Alternative Ways to Help Heat your Home

If you do not want to invest in a furnace, there are a few other options you have to help you’re your home. One option is to have geothermal heating and cooling This is becoming one of the most popular ways to heat your home these days. It is comprised of heat pumps that circulate antifreeze and water throughout a ground loop, which is a pipe loop, to bring the ground heat into your home. The loop of pipe is buried underneath the ground and the liquid absorbs the heat under the surface. Once the fluid is heated and circulated it comes back into your house providing a comfortable amount of heat for you and your family. Heat pumps can be utilized through the entire year since the temperature of the ground stays constant. The only disadvantage to installing this type of ground source heat is that the lawn or other area will need to be disturbed in order to bury the ground loop. The length will vary depending upon the quantity of heat that is needed to allow home comfort.

Using Geothermal Heating

Geothermal heating is an excellent way to heat your home for the most comfortable temperatures. The basis for this type of heating system is heating the home by taking heat from the ground and circulating it throughout the cables that are below the floors inside. The loop of pipe that is underground holds a water mixture that picks up the heat from the ground and takes it inside of the house. It is especially energy efficient since the water, air, and heat is continually being naturally renewed.

Why Ground Source Heat is a good Option

There are several good reasons to choose this type of heating system for your home comfort and possibly the best one would be saving money. Depending upon what kind of heating you will be replacing, it could save electricity and fuel bills. Conventional electric heating, for example, costs more than the geothermal system to run. Another advantage is losing the need for fuel deliveries as in other methods of heating the home. The radiators will not be as hot as when using an oil or gas burner, but will continue to provide hot water and heat for your home as effectively. The ground source heat also needs very little maintenance, so you will not have to worry about it after you install it.

Benefits of Geothermal Heating

There are several benefits for geothermal heating. Firstly, the area of ground has to be sufficient for the ground loop placement. The heat pumps and loop of pipe can be placed in trenches, or in a vertical borehole for smaller spaces. In addition, the area has to be big enough for the machinery required for digging the borehole. The home must be appropriately insulated in order to operate effectively and the type of system should be considered, as well. In-floor heating is the best for ground source heat, but warm air heating is satisfactory also. Make sure to contact us at (651) 504-1556 so we can inspect your home to make sure geothermal heating is a good option.