Geothermal systems are becoming more popular in Sandy Springs GA and throughout the U.S. These systems offer significant benefits for homes and businesses. They’re an energy-efficient choice for many locations throughout our area. Concern about the amount of space needed for these systems can sometimes present a barrier to the use of a geothermal heat pump. In fact, the architectural footprint of a geothermal system is often a good fit for a wide range of properties. Here are some of the basics of geothermal systems for home and business HVAC needs.
Why Choose a Geothermal System?
The DOE recommends geothermal systems because of their high degree of energy efficiency and their ability to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Statistics compiled by the EPA indicate that more than one million homes are already using geothermal heat pumps for their heating and cooling needs.
The Footprint of Geothermal Systems
Depending on the type of geothermal heat pump configuration you choose, you will need about 400 to 600 feet of loops for each ton of heating and cooling energy you require. This usually translates to about 1,800 feet for a three-ton system, which is what is usually required for an average home. These loops can be installed horizontally in areas with ample outdoor space. For areas with minimal space to install a geothermal heat pump system, however, vertical installations can reduce the amount of real estate required to install these systems successfully. Working with a company that specializes in expert HVAC installations is the most practical way to determine if geothermal systems are right for you.
At Ful-Bro Heating and Air Conditioning, our team of dedicated technicians will work with you to determine the most practical and cost-effective solutions for all your heating and cooling needs. We serve the Greater Sandy Springs area with practical options that work to suit your needs and to lower the cost of your climate control systems. Our technicians can help you determine the right choice for your needs if you need a new HVAC installation. To learn more about our lineup of geothermal heat pumps, call us today at 678-369-0500. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.