Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Geothermal Heating and Cooling


What if you could have a heating and cooling system that keeps you warm in the winter, cool in the summer and is environmentally friendly all while cutting your current costs by 30% to 50%? That is just some of the benefit of having a geothermal heating and cooling system.

What exactly is a geothermal system? A geothermal system is a system that uses a small amount of electricity to transfer energy to and from the ground to heat and cool your home. It is recognized by the United States environmental protection agency as the most environmentally safe and cost effective heating and cooling system on the market. By using this type of system you can cut your current utility costs by as much as 50%. In addition it can also supplement your water heater and save you up to 30% in hot water costs a year. Did you know that by using a geothermal system you can heat and cool a 2,000 sq foot home for as little as $1 a day! When installing a geothermal system it is strongly recommended though that you use foam insulation which maximizes insulation capabilities in hard-to-fill nooks and crannies so that you get the most savings you possibly can from your system.

Ordinary systems can also require expensive regular maintenance but when properly installed, a geothermal system requires little to no maintenance beyond periodic checks and filter changes. Geothermal systems can typically last more than 20 years if properly maintained. Plus Geothermal units do not use any fossil fuels such as natural gas and propane so worries about flames, fumes, odors, or carbon monoxide are eliminated.

Geothermal systems do have a higher upfront installation cost when compared to conventional systems but when you look at the whole picture it will actually save you money. Remember geothermal will produce significantly lower utility bills and maintenance costs. Plus if you install a geothermal unit by 2016 you get a 30% tax credit off the total system cost.
In short installing a geothermal unit will heat and cool your home just as good if not better than conventional methods, cut your current utility and hot water costs, and eliminate the worry that comes with using fossil fuels all while helping the environment.

C&H Construction is a licensed general contractor located in Blairsville,Union County Georgia serving Towns County Georgia, Fannin County Georgia, Gilmer County Georgia and the North Georgia Mountains. C&H Construction has installed several geothermal systems. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns about geothermal units.