Fifty years is a long time for anyone to think about. Our phones and computers barely last a few years, so it’s hard to think about any technology lasting multiple decade
. And, if we think about the progress that’s been made with HVAC technology in just the last couple of decades, the next 50 years might as well be a thousand.
But time continues to march forward, and just like tomorrow will come, so will the next decade, and planning far into the future can be a good idea, just like planning for tomorrow.
Every HVAC professional will tell you that the only HVAC system that has the efficiency and longevity to handle most of the regulations and changes to come in this half-century is geothermal heating and cooling in New Haven, IN.
Geothermal systems are a huge step towards eco-friendly heating and cooling, and some of their components last up to 50 years!
Geothermal Systems Are Eco-Friendly
When people invest in geothermal heating and cooling systems, one of the biggest reasons is for the environment. These units are powerhouses for home comfort, and they do so without the need for any fossil fuels to burn.
Geothermal heat pumps are eco-friendly in two distinct ways.
- They run with heat pumps that use electricity. These heat pumps are highly efficient and solely electricity-based, which means they can be powered by solar, wind, and hydroelectric power depending on what your home or municipality uses.
- The heat pumps draw heat energy from the earth’s crust, meaning the heat already exists in vast amounts to be utilized by your home. Instead of drawing the heat from frigid winter air, a geothermal system will take the heat from beneath your property where temperatures are mild and independent of the weather or season.
They’re Becoming More Affordable
Geothermal heating and cooling systems used to be intricate systems that felt like they were right out of a science fiction movie.
Now, they’re commonplace. As they get more common and the technology becomes more available, they’ll continue to get more affordable for everyday homeowners. This is one of the reasons why we’re always happy to provide customers with an estimate and some advice on how to move forward.
Geothermal Systems Last
Geothermal heating and cooling systems are a mixture of heat pumps and underground water or refrigerant lines.
The heat pumps are responsible for actually moving the heat from the underground to your home, but the rest of the system just pumps water.
This means that there are two separate lifespans you should be thinking about when investing in a geothermal unit. The first is the heat pump’s lifespan, and the second is the lifespan of your underground pipes.
The heat pump system will last as long as most heat pump systems, around 10-15 years. But the underground pipes, which are one of the most expensive parts to invest in, last upwards of 50 years.
For the foreseeable future, all you have to worry about replacing is your heat pump system when the time comes.
Interested in geothermal technology? Contact Collier’s Comfort for True Comfort, True Savings!