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Geothermal Heating and Cooling Services in Twin Falls, ID
Magic Valley and Wood River Valley are areas that contain tremendous geothermal power potential. Geothermal energy is a renewable and clean natural resource that offers an alternative to limited fossil fuels. Geothermal hot spots are found throughout Idaho, with quite a few in our own area. In fact, Idaho ranks third out of the 12 western states in the potential for geothermal development.
But what does this mean for you as a homeowner? It’s simple: harnessing geothermal power is one of your best sources for home energy. Geothermal heating and cooling is a good example of this. Numerous homes in Twin Falls, ID and the surrounding areas rely on geothermal energy to provide heat for winter, as well as the energy to power air conditioning during the summer. If you would like to take advantage of this source of inexpensive, renewable energy for your house, call Evans Plumbing Inc today.
How Geothermal Heating and Cooling Works
A geothermal system for home comfort is a type of heat pump—known as a ground–source heat pump—that uses loops buried in the ground to carry out heat exchange. The standard air–source heat pump uses the air outdoor for heat exchange, drawing heat from the outside air when in heating mode, and releasing heat from the inside during cooling mode. A geothermal system works similarly, except that it draws its heat from the earth approximately 10 feet below the frost line when in heating mode, and releases heat into the ground during cooling mode. A mixture of water and antifreeze circulates through the buried coils to either absorb or release the heat.
Advantages of a Geothermal Installation in the Twin Falls Area
A geothermal installation is a large project that costs more than other heat pumps. But there are some major advantages to consider:
- Energy efficiency: Because the temperature underground is much more stable than that above ground, a geothermal heat pump is more energy efficient than standard ACs and heat pumps. You can expect a geothermal installation to pay for itself after a few years.
- Reliability: A standard heat pump can lose efficiency when the outdoor temperature dips too low. But a geothermal heat pump always has access to plenty of heat through the ground.
- Longevity: The buried loops of a geothermal system can last more than 50 years. That means you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy your energy savings.
- Environmentally beneficial: As mentioned above, geothermal is a clean and renewable energy source that lessens reliance on fossil fuels.
In addition to installing your new geothermal system, we also provide repairs and regular maintenance service to keep it running for decades.
We Also Work with Commercial Geothermal Systems
Geothermal heating and cooling offers tremendous opportunities for commercial businesses and properties: the power to heat and cool large spaces at only a fraction of the cost of standard comfort systems. If you are interested in exploring the geothermal possibilities for your company in Twins Falls, ID or the surrounding areas, get in touch with Evans Plumbing Inc today. We are dedicated to providing the best in HVAC services and energy savings to businesses (and homes) in the area. Service… it’s the heart of our business!