Hershey Homeowners Should Consider Geothermal Heating and Cooling

by | May 8, 2013 | Heating and Cooling

Financial recession and global warming are hefty issues that no one likes to face. The silver lining in this cloud over our heads is that these problems have spurned a motivated interest in more efficient, environmentally-friendly forms of electricity, heating and cooling. Hershey residents may be familiar with the sight of rows of wind turbines lining the hilltops in neighboring Schuylkill County and other areas. Geothermal energy may not be such a familiar topic. The EPA states that geothermal heating and cooling systems are the best for efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and environmental impact. Once the word is spread, expect to see an increase in customer demand for Geothermal Hershey home heating and cooling.

Buzz words like “efficient”, “cost-effective”, and “environmental” all look great on paper, but what are some practical tidbits to get the average Hershey homeowner interested in geothermal heating and cooling? First of all, geothermal energy is more reliable than other renewable energy sources like solar power, which is limited by dark nights, cloudy days, and cold fall and winter weather. Geothermal energy comes from the temperature of the earth’s crust, which remains constant regardless of the time of day or season. In central Pennsylvania, that temperature is 54 degrees, to be exact. This renewable energy source finds particularly effective application in Geothermal Hershey home heating and cooling.

How does geothermal heating and cooling work, and is it worth the cost? A typical “water to air” system is comprised of a main unit, wells, and ducts all working together. The wells are needed because this system takes the required geothermal energy from the groundwater. The heated or cooled air that is produced travels through the ducts and is delivered into the home. There are four ways to install a geothermal heating and cooling system. The vertical closed loop system is the most popular choice because it doesn’t require a pond or a large, open area.

These Geothermal Hershey home heating and cooling systems will last 20 years or more. Installation of one of these systems, including the price of the main unit, wells, and ducts, costs between $14,000 and $30,000. For the price of one new family vehicle, you can have decades of clean and efficient heating and cooling. The system is also low maintenance. Simply have your system serviced up to twice a year, and periodically look into duct cleaning Hershey to keep everything running smoothly.

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