We are taking the following precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. All of our technicians have masks, glasses, latex gloves and shoe booties if they have to enter your home. Our technicians also have hand sanitizer and disinfectants that they use after every call.
If we are there to do maintenance and we don’t have to come inside your home to get to the equipment, we are asking homeowners to adjust the thermostat for us so we can do the system maintenance without entering the home. We will not be shaking hands and will keep our distance from customers.
Compare Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Costs and Benefits
The ground stays at between 50 to 60 degrees just a few feet below the surface all year. This makes the geothermal energy cost for heating and cooling systems very low, especially for homeowners in the Northwestern Arkansas area. This type of energy is also great for the environment, with low greenhouse gas emissions. The geothermal energy cost is higher at first than a traditional heating and cooling system, but it pays for itself over time. Here’s some more information about how geothermal energy works and how you can use it to save.
Fluid circulates through a series of underground pipes called a loop. Sometimes they’re positioned underneath the water of a pond or lake. In winter, an electric compressor and a heat exchanger pulls heat from the pipes and sends it through the home or business. In summer, the pipes absorb heat away from the house. Then, they transport it to the ground or water outside.
Geothermal energy cost is between 25 and 50 percent less than the cost of conventional heaters and air conditioners. That’s because many geothermal systems consume half as much energy. People can pay for a ground source system solely with the savings from heating and cooling bills in 2 to 10 years. Tax credits can lower the cost of installation and make getting your investment back even faster. Owners of a geothermal energy system can get a refund for up to 30 percent of the initial geothermal energy cost like installation and equipment. These systems also have very few moving parts, making the geothermal energy cost for maintenance very low. Heat pumps last for at least 20 years, and buried pipes usually have warranties of 25 to 50 years.