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What to Expect with a Geothermal Heating System

Geothermal heating systems draw upon the ambient temperature in the earth itself to heat your home. The system entails a series of tubes or coils that run beneath the ground in your property (or sometimes in a body of water if you have one), which facilitate a heat exchange. It can be a big investment, and most systems require a fair amount of land to use. The Tacoma heating installation technicians at Sunset Air often provide services for geothermal installation. We have a lot of large properties in the area, and our Washington climate makes the system a good investment for many homeowners. Here’s what to expect with a geothermal heating system.

For starters, you’re probably going to save money on monthly heating bills. Geothermal systems are up to 70% more efficient than other kinds of heating systems, and if your heating needs don’t change, that translates to lower energy bills from month to month. In addition, geothermal systems don’t have a lot of moving parts, which means they don’t usually need a lot of maintenance or repairs. They’re durable and will last a long time if properly maintained, adding to the resale value of your home when the time comes.

You might also be surprised at the general comfort levels a geothermal system can provide. They don’t make a lot of noise when they operate. They also tend to warm the home more evenly than gas furnaces, reducing the occurrence of cold spots and drafts.

Installation time and effort will vary depending on the size of your home and the kind of system you want to install. In addition, there may be extended costs if you need to install ductwork or other ancillary systems. Generally speaking, however, it should take from one to two days to fully install a geothermal system.

For more on what to expect with a geothermal heating system, or to schedule an installation session, call upon Sunset Air to help. Our trained professionals serve homeowners throughout Tacoma, heating installation options include geothermal system, and we can discuss your options with you before beginning our work. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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