Helping to protect the environment while fighting climate change is important to a lot of our neighbors here in Connecticut.
You can do your part in reducing your carbon footprint by heating and cooling your home with a geothermal system installed by Homestead Comfort.
Not only is your carbon footprint reduced by not using fossil fuels for home heating, but your reduced electrical usage lowers demand on the electrical grid.
Not only is a geothermal system better for the environment, it’s also better for your finances. According to the United States Department of Energy, a geothermal system can cut your energy costs by up to 65% compared with traditional HVAC systems. Your investment begins paying you back on day one.
The licensed, certified and insured Homestead Comfort service technicians can perform a geothermal installation, then maintain and repair your geothermal system so you can enjoy environmentally-friendly comfort.
Geothermal systems, also called ground-source heat pumps, transfer heat from and to the ground for home heating, cooling and water heating.
The geothermal heat pumps installed by Homestead Comfort use a closed-loop system that circulates fluid through it. The system can be horizontal at a depth of about six feet, or vertical, which can go as deep as 600 feet into the earth.
As that fluid circulates through the loop, it absorbs the heat from the ground around it. The heat pump extracts the warmth from the fluid as it passes through and uses that for home heating.
By switching the direction of the heat flow, the cooler fluid brought up in the warmer weather can be used for cooling your home.
Geothermal systems have an incredibly long lifespan. The closed-loop part of the system can last 50 years or longer. The indoor components of the system have a life expectancy of about 25 years. Your investment now will reward you with energy savings for decades to come and make your home more attractive upon resale.
Want to learn more about how geothermal is right for your home? Get in touch with us. We’ll be happy to tell you all about it.