Common Geothermal Energy System Myths Debunked

January 18, 2020

Common Geothermal Energy System Myths Debunked

Common Geothermal Energy System Myths Debunked
If you plan to switch to a geothermal energy system, then you need to learn more about it before installing one for your home. Some homeowners are hesitant to make an upgrade because of the negative feedback they hear about the system. Let Rhino Heating & Air Conditioning clear a few things up. Through this post, we’ll debunk the common myths about geothermal energy systems… so keep reading.

Homes with limited yard size can’t install a geothermal system

You should know that geothermal energy systems can be installed in any property, regardless of the size of the yard. Your contractor may offer a variety of earth loop system configurations to offer flexibility for the installation. Therefore, you can also install one in your home.

The earth loop used in a geothermal system takes a long time to install

Depending on the size of the area and the comfort requirement of your home, the time needed to install a geothermal system may vary. For instance, you have a 2,000-square foot meter home that requires a three-ton direct exchange system. The loop for a three-ton system can be installed typically in one to two days.

Geothermal systems are noisy

This is wrong! Unlike traditional HVAC systems, geothermal systems don’t come with annoying noises when working. Geothermal solutions are known for their quiet and smooth operation.

Geothermal solutions wear out fast

Just like any other comfort systems, geothermal solutions also wear out. The difference is—it will take a much longer time to do so. Typically, geothermal systems last longer than traditional HVAC systems because of the way the loops are built.

Geothermal systems are only good for heating

Others believed that geothermal systems are made for heating only. That’s not true! Geothermal energy systems are designed for both heating and cooling. They can even work efficiently in both situations.

Geothermal systems come with a bigger carbon footprint compared to other HVAC systems

Geothermal systems are efficient. According to the EPA, the system can produce about 40% fewer emissions than air-source heat pumps and over 70% fewer emissions compared to traditional HVAC systems.

Installing a geothermal system is expensive

Geothermal systems cost more compared to traditional HVAC systems upfront. However, all your expenses for the installation can be offset by its efficient operation. Geothermal solutions can save you a huge amount of energy in the long run. Plus, there are local and federal tax incentives for the system, which pays almost 60% of the system cost. At Rhino Heating & Air Conditioning, we believe that a geothermal energy system is a good investment for your home. If you want to learn more about this system or need to install one, contact us. We service Moore, OK, and the surrounding areas.