Geothermal Heating In Lansing, DeWitt, Portland, Easton County, Ingham County, MI, and Surrounding Areas
A More Efficient Way
Geothermal Heating by Gary’s Heating Service
Geothermal power has been around since 1904 when scientist Piero Ginori Conti invented the first geothermal electric power plant that used steam to generate power. The first commercial geothermal heating system was designed in 1946 and in 1948, the first residential version of the geothermal system was introduced.
Today, geothermal heating is acknowledged as an amazingly energy-efficient method to deliver heat to homes and businesses. Gary’s Heating Service can give you the quietness and efficiency of geothermal heating systems.
The Advantages of Geothermal Heating & Cooling
Energy efficiency: it’s the number one reason that so many have made the switch to geothermal HVAC systems. The studies have been done, the data is in and it couldn’t be more conclusive.
According to Energy.gov:
- Geothermal heating is 300-600% more efficient during winter temperature than more traditional methods of heating.
- Geothermal HVAC systems are 25-50% more efficient than standard air-source systems.
The Energy Government Corporation reports that while fossil fuel furnaces seldom return 100% of the energy units used to operate them, a geothermal heat pump system delivers 3 to 4.5 units of energy as heat for every unit of energy it uses to run.
- You use much less electricity to get the same heating and cooling results with traditional systems.
- Geothermal systems require less maintenance, which means lower system operational expenses throughout the life of the system.
What Makes Geothermal So Efficient?
There are two reasons that geothermal systems are so much more efficient than typical systems:
- A geothermal heat pump uses a very small amount of electricity compared to the amount of electric or natural gas power used by traditional systems.
- Since geothermal systems use ground temperatures to change the temperature in your home, they don’t have to work as hard as traditional systems that use widely variable outdoor air. Geothermal energy is pulled from the earth 10 feet below the ground surface where temperatures remain between 50° and 60° F.
More Affordable Than You Think
While the initial cost might give you pause, you should know that due to its high level of energy efficiency there are tax credits and rebates that encourage the purchase of these systems. These incentives bring the cost closer to that of more traditional HVAC systems. There are also federal renewable energy tax incentives that can further reduce the cost of a new geothermal heating and cooling system.
Gary’s Heating Service can help you save up to 70% on your heating and cooling costs with a geothermal system. We provide:
- Preventative Maintenance
- Forced Air
- Split Two-Stage