What is Geothermal Heating and Cooling ?
The technology relies on the fact that the earth (beneath the surface) remains at a relatively constant temperature throughout the year, warmer than the air above it during the winter and cooler in the summer. The earth absorbs about 47% of the sun's energy that reaches it, storing that energy in the ground. A geothermal system extracts that free energy for heating during winter. For cooling, the geothermal system removes heat from the home and dumps it into the cooler earth. This transfer of heat energy is done through a series of pipes buried in the ground, or sunk in a pond, or by using well water. Geothermal systems do not burn fossil fuel to generate heat–they simply transfer heat to and from the earth, which makes them more energy-efficient.
Why should you select Geothermal as a solution?
- Cost savings – Generally, no other heating and cooling system offers lower operating costs, with savings up to 60% compared to forced air systems.
- No outdoor A/C or heat pump reduces chance of weather related breakdown and is more aesthetically pleasing.
- Quiet operation – No outdoor unit is required. Bard geothermal units use heavy–duty, fully–insulated cabinets for quiet operation. Quiet, soft starting variable speed blowers are used in many models.
- Tax credits
- Environmental friendliness – Geothermal is a clean, green, and renewable technology.
Bel-Aire Heating and Air Conditioning is one of Western Michigan's most knowledgeable geothermal heating and cooling companies. Bel-Aire can install and service geothermal heating and cooling units in Grand Rapids, Portage, Three Rivers and the surrounding area. Bel-Aire can professionally install geothermal heating in homes or new construction. Our friendly staff has the tools and expertise for you to benefit from geothermal heat and enjoy the savings on your utility Bills. Bel-Aire Heating and Conditioning can help you determine the best geothermal system for your home.