Advantages of Geothermal Heating The approach of fall signals a prime time to start thinking about heating your home during the cold winter months. According to the Department of Energy, the average family in the United States spends roughly $1,900 a year on utility bills. Unfortunately, a large portion of that energy is wasted. The key to saving energy and money is to search for energy efficient improvements for your home. A Atlantic geothermal home comfort system taps into the abundant source of free solar heat energy trapped in the earth. It uses a series of pipes (also known as an earth loop) buried in the ground to move that heat into a home during the winter. According to the experts at WaterFurnace, most systems can be easily installed in either new or retrofit situations. In addition to the ground loop , which can run horizontal or vertical, the system also requires ductwork to dispense conditioned air through the Atlantic home or business. Although the initial investment in a geothermal system may be higher than the investment in a standard system, the long-term return on that investment pays off. The energy source is both free and renewable, and the typical system lifespan exceeds 24 years—compared to 15 years for a regular system. In most cases, the monthly savings that an energy-efficient geothermal system offers will exceed any payments connected with the installation of the new system. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) deems geothermal one of the most efficient heating and cooling systems available. Installation of a geothermal system starts with a visit from your Atlantic geothermal dealer. The dealer will measure your house, analyze your heating and cooling needs and evaluate your property to decide the best location for your loop system. If you own a home that does not have an existing duct system, your geothermal dealer can easily retrofit your home to include one. Once installed, a geothermal system requires less maintenance than a conventional heating and cooling system and works more efficiently, delivering an impressive five units of energy for every one unit of electrical energy used. That translates to a 500 percent efficiency rating and savings up to 70 percent for heating, cooling and hot water expenses. Another bonus -- geothermal systems don't rely on fossil fuel and emit no carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide or other greenhouse gases. Homeowners experience added comfort, improved indoor air quality and less noise as they minimize their carbon footprint. To find a geothermal system that fits your needs, contact Camblin Mechanical Inc. today or talk to one of our experts at [[phone]].