Advantages of Geothermal Heating The onset of fall signals a prime time to start thinking about heating your home during the harsh winter months. According to the Department of Energy, a regular family in the United States spends roughly $1,900 a year on their utilities. Unfortunately, a large portion of that energy gets wasted. The key to saving energy and money is to search for energy efficient improvements for your home. A Newton geothermal home comfort system utilizes the abundant source of free solar heat energy stored in the earth. It uses a series of pipes (an earth loop) buried in the ground to move that heat into a home throughout the winter. According to the professionals at WaterFurnace, most systems are easy to install in either new or retrofit situations. In addition to the ground loop , which can run horizontal or vertical, the system also requires ductwork to distribute conditioned air through the Newton home or business. Although the original investment in a geothermal system may be higher than the investment in a standard system, the long-term return on that investment makes it worthwhile. The energy source is both free and renewable, and the typical system lifespan exceeds 24 years—compared to 15 years for a regular system. For most homes, the payments associated with installing the new system will be entirely covered by the monthly savings from having an energy-efficient geothermal system. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) deems geothermal one of the most efficient heating and cooling systems available. Installation of a geothermal system begins with a visit from your Newton geothermal dealer. The dealer will measure your house, compute your heating and cooling requirements and review your property to determine the best location for your loop system. If you own a home that does not have an existing duct system, your geothermal dealer can simply retrofit your home to include one. Once installed, a geothermal system requires less maintenance than a standard heating and cooling system and works more efficiently, delivering an impressive five units of energy for every one unit of electrical energy used. That converts to a 500 percent efficiency rating and savings up to 70 percent for utility expenses. Another bonus -- geothermal systems don't rely on fossil fuel and produce no carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide or other greenhouse gases. Homeowners experience added comfort, enhanced indoor air quality and less noise as they decrease their carbon footprint. To find a geothermal system that suits your needs, contact Perfection Contracting, Inc. today or talk to one of our experts at 973-579-0182.