At Baggett Heating & Cooling, we’ve been providing geothermal options to residents of Clarksville & Montgomery County, TN for many years. Over the years we’ve heard several of the same myths over and over again. In this article, we’ll looks at the top myths about geothermal heating & cooling.
Myth: Geothermal HVAC heat pumps are noisy.
Actually, the systems run very quiet and there is no equipment outside to bother neighbors.
Myth: Geothermal HVAC systems are not considered a renewable technology because they use electricity.
In fact, geothermal HVAC systems use only one unit of electricity to move up to five units of cooling or heating from the earth to a building.
Myth: Photovoltaic and wind power are more favorable renewable technologies when compared to geothermal HVAC systems.
Geothermal HVAC systems remove four times more kilowatt-hours of consumption from the electrical grid per dollar spent than photovoltaic and wind power add to the electrical grid. Those other technologies can certainly play an important role, but geothermal HVAC is often the most cost effective way to reduce environmental impact of conditioning spaces.
Myth: Geothermal HVAC needs lots of yard or real estate in which to place the polyethylene piping earth loops.
Depending on the characteristics of the site, the earth loop may be buried vertically, meaning little above-ground surface is needed. Or, if there is an available aquifer that can be tapped into, only a few square feet of real estate are needed. Remember, the water is returned to the aquifer whence it came after passing over a heat exchanger, so it is not “used” or otherwise negatively impacted.
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Call the geothermal experts at Baggett Heating & Cooling at (931) 645-2859 to learn more about the options for your Clarksville or Montgomery County, TN home.