Like conventional air-source heat pumps, geothermal units move heat from one space to another. That way, a geothermal heat pump can heat or cool your Mobile, Alabama, home. It uses a network of pipes filled with water or refrigerant, and the liquid helps to transfer heat. A geothermal heat pump is more expensive at first, but it can help you to save energy, keeps your home more comfortable, and also lasts longer than other systems.
Geothermal heat pumps use clean, renewable energy, so your utility bills will be lower. Geothermal systems can also give you hot water and radiant heating for your floors. That way, you won’t have to pay for a separate water heater. Geothermal heat pumps are a particularly economical choice if you’re building a new home or you have a heating system that’s more than about 10 years old.
Radiant heating keeps your floors warm and comfortable, and geothermal heat pumps don’t bring in outside air like conventional systems. This means pollutants like dust, dirt, pollen and mold spores won’t enter your home via your HVAC system and lower your indoor air quality. Geothermal systems also have quiet air handlers that stay on constantly, so your home’s temperature won’t fluctuate. The air won’t get too dry or humid either. Since there’s no combustion, you’ll never be exposed to carbon monoxide or other pollutants produced by furnaces. Some units can even run at multiple speeds.
Geothermal systems can last for up to 25 years, and breakdowns are rare. The underground pipes often last for up to 100 years without any special maintenance, so you can usually keep them when it’s time to replace your geothermal heat pump.
Air Specialty is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 20 years of experience. We can accommodate your installation, maintenance and repair needs for conventional, geothermal and marine heating and cooling systems. We can also help businesses with all their commercial HVAC needs. Call us anytime at 251-545-3337 for courteous and professional service.
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