The fall season is right around the corner. When it comes to heating and cool your home, you have options. When it comes to Nelson Comfort, we offer two different types: geothermal and HVAC systems. Both are available for Cincinnati residents, so we can’t make the decision on what’s best for your family. However, we can help guide you in the right direction for which one is better for your family in the unpredictable Cincinnati fall season.
If you’re looking to keep your home energy efficient, a geothermal system is your best bet. Geothermal energy comes directly from the earth, making it a renewable energy source. Also, it’s available throughout the year. Even with cooler Cincinnati temperatures, geothermal energy is still a possibility for your home.
When outdoor temperatures start to dip, the geothermal systems use the more consistent temperature from the earth to heat your home. Conversely, in the summer, geothermal systems take the heat from inside your home and puts it back in the earth. Doing this keeps your home cool in the summer. Additionally, geothermal energy systems can help with heating your water. If you want that, we’ll have to program the system to do this.
If you’re considering using a geothermal system in your home, we have three systems available that are all Energy Star rated. This ensures that your systems are energy efficient and can save you money in the long run. Plus, if enough of your appliances are energy efficient, you may receive an incentive. The systems we offer to our customers are available on our website, where you can compare and contrast them.
Your other option is an HVAC system. We offer a variety of systems in order to keep you comfortable throughout the year. Whether you’re looking for a new outdoor air conditioner or heat pumps, you know that the HVAC system will keep you comfortable. HVAC systems keep air moving throughout your home. Also, they work to keep the temperature in your home consistent. They also move air outside of your home depending on the season. For instance, in the winter, the HVAC system will move any cold air the outside to keep you warm. On the other hand, in the summer, the system will work to move hot air to the outside to keep your home cool.
While HVAC systems aren’t likely to use renewable energy, there are steps you can take to ensure they’re energy efficient. If a system is Energy Star rated, there will be a small sticker to let you know. HVAC systems are getting better at being energy efficient. Just replacing your current system can help with that.
Be Aware That Both Systems Need Maintenance
One thing that geothermal and HVAC systems have in common is they need routine maintenance. We always recommend maintenance checks twice a year, usually in the spring and fall seasons. By checking your systems twice a year, you know it’s operating at peak performance.
We can’t decide which system is best for you. However, we’re always ready to help whenever you need it. If you’re ready to get in touch with someone about installing geothermal or HVAC systems, contact us for more information.