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You’ve probably had the experience of being unpleasantly surprised by high utility bills, despite your best efforts to cut HVAC costs by limiting the use of your heater. Fortunately, there are other ways to heat your home beside a standard furnace. Geothermal heating, for example, has risen in popularity in recent years. It’s an efficient and affordable way to keep your home in Savannah, Georgia, comfortable during the area’s mild falls and winters.

What Is Geothermal Heating?

Geothermal heating is accomplished by a geothermal heat pump. Standard heat pumps move heat from the air outside to the air inside your home. Geothermal heat pumps, on the other hand, exchange heat between the air in your home and the ground outside. This is possible because of a few feet under the surface, the ground remains at a relatively constant, moderate temperature year-round. When in heating mode, a geothermal heat pump draws heat out of the ground and transfers it to your home.

Is Geothermal Heating for You?

Some homeowners are hesitant to install a geothermal heat pump because this method of heating is not as powerful as a conventional furnace. In areas where the cold is extreme, a geothermal heat pump won’t heat your home efficiently. But in the South, where autumn and winter are relatively mild, geothermal heating is a much more efficient option for heating your home than a standard furnace. This is because a heat pump moves rather than generates heat.

Geothermal heat pumps are often costly to install since rods need to be placed deep in the ground. If you can afford the initial costs, however, it won’t take long to recover them. A typical return on investment is between five and 10 years. 

Comfort needs differ from family to family, but a geothermal heat pump is worth considering for anyone in Savannah looking for more efficient heating and lower utility bills. To start experiencing the green, cost-saving efficiency of a geothermal heat pump, call McDevitt Air today at 877-692-9402.

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