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5 Ways a Geothermal HVAC System Will Save You Money

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Do you feel like you are freezing in the winter and sweating all summer long? Does fear strike every time you open a utility bill? Wouldn’t it be nice to pay less for heating and cooling and enjoy a more stable – and comfortable – temperature? Switch to a geothermal HVAC system and you can enjoy the perfect temperature all year long and save up to 80% on energy costs.

What is Geothermal HVAC?

The most common ways to heat and cool your home include electric, natural gas, propane, and oil. All of these energy sources have one thing in common: they burn some form of fuel in order to operate.

Geothermal energy differs from conventional heating and cooling methods because of its fuel source. Instead of burning fuel to create hot or cool air, geothermal systems tap into heat stored underground. Using a systematic design of underground pipes, geothermal systems actually transfer heat from below the surface of the earth to your home during the winter months. When outside temperatures rise in the summer, the process is reversed. This allows the geothermal heat pump to pull hot air out of your home and transfer it into the ground. Since the entire process is done using very little energy, operating costs are significantly lower.

How Does a Geothermal System Save Money?

Upgrading to a geothermal HVAC system can save thousands of dollars in energy costs every year.

  • It uses heat from the ground. Temperatures below the surface of the earth are more consistent than those above it.
  • Geothermal heat pumps are 2-3 times more efficient than a standard HVAC system
  • The maintenance costs associated with a geothermal HVAC system are typically very low. Most geothermal piping comes with a 50-year warranty and heat pumps offer a 25-year warranty.
  • Geothermal requires a one-time upfront cost. On average, it takes about 4-6 years to pay for the system with your monthly energy savings.
  • The government offers tax incentives to homeowners and business owners who make the upgrade to an energy efficient system.

Learn More

Have more questions about upgrading your HVAC system to a geothermal one?

Contact Morelli Heating and Air Conditioning for the answers. An HVAC leader throughout the Charleston area, the experts at Morelli’s is ready to show you how much you can save by installing a geothermal system.


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