Debunking 3 Myths About Geothermal HVAC Systems

Geothermal HVAC systems are great options for homeowners in Suffolk, VA, who want to heat and cool their homes effectively. Though geothermal systems are powerful, many are reluctant to install them because of the many falsehoods surrounding their operation. Here are three common myths about geothermal HVAC systems:

Don’t Work in Extreme Climates

Since traditional air-source heat pumps draw out heat from the surrounding outdoor air when in heating mode, you may have heard that they have some trouble heating homes during extremely cold weather. For some older air-source heat pumps, this is true, but newer models are much more effective.

Geothermal heat pumps work by passing a solution of water and coolant through a series of underground pipes. Since the temperature a few feet underground stays constant year-round, the solution will always be warmer than outdoor air in the wintertime. Thus, geothermal heat pumps work well in extreme climates.

Need a Lot of Land to Install Them

When installing your geothermal system, service technicians can arrange the underground pipes either horizontally or vertically. If you don’t own much land, a vertical arrangement can be the optimal course to take. There are various geothermal HVAC installation you can choose from, so there won’t be a problem finding a setup that works for you.

Can’t Install Them in Urban Environments

By combining vertical and horizontal underground pipe arrangements, HVAC service technicians can adapt your geothermal system to any environment. If you live in a city like Suffolk, VA, and can’t install pipes deep underground because of surrounding sewers, we can orient your pipes horizontally.

Don’t let myths and prejudices keep you from enjoying the power of geothermal HVAC systems this winter. Call Atlantic Shores Heating and Cooling and let us install a geothermal HVAC system around your Suffolk, VA, home.

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