Geothermal HVAC systems work like heat pumps. They use the constant temperatures underground or underwater to make your home comfortable. These convenient systems have an indoor air handling unit and a network of water-filled pipes that absorb heat from the ground or a nearby body of water in winter and cool your home in summer. A geothermal HVAC system can give your Tallahassee, Florida, home better indoor air quality, less noise, and radiant heating.
Better Indoor Air Quality
Because geothermal HVAC systems don’t bring outside air into your home as conventional systems do, contaminants such as pollen, dirt, and dust stay out. The indoor air handler constantly works instead of only running when it’s too hot or too cold. This keeps the humidity in your home low, preventing mold growth and making your indoor temperature more constant and comfortable. Lower humidity also helps your home feel cooler in summer. Geothermal systems don’t burn fuel, so you’ll never have to worry about pollutants such as carbon monoxide.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems are much quieter than conventional systems because they don’t have noisy outdoor units. With a geothermal system, your home will stay quiet, and you can enjoy your porch or patio without having to listen to your HVAC system.
Hydronic radiant floor heating heats your floor with hot water produced by your geothermal system. The water flows through in-floor tubing. If you add radiant heating in your bathrooms, you’ll never have to step out of the bath or shower onto a cold floor. Radiant or hydronic heating is usually supplemental, but some homes use it in every room as the only heat source. Because each room has its own thermostat, you and your family can control the temperature in separate rooms or zones. This saves energy and makes your home more comfortable.
At Advanced Air Care Heating and Cooling, we can install, maintain, and repair your geothermal HVAC system, as well as a variety of other HVAC equipment. Call us anytime at 850-688-9265 for excellent service at a fair price.
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