Geothermal AC vs. Centralized AC – Which Is Better?
Greetings and welcome to today’s Masters Heating & Cooling LLC main event between these two top-ranked HVAC contenders! In this corner, we have the strong, sturdy and ever-reliable Centralized Air Conditioning System. And in this corner, we have the young, dynamic challenger, Geothermal Heating and Cooling . This promises to be an interesting and highly-competitive contest, so before we get started, let’s learn more about the contestants.
Centralized Air Conditioner Systems
The standard for residential and business air conditioning needs for decades, a centralized AC system uses a compressor, condenser, and evaporator, fueled by the refrigerant, to deliver cooled and climate-controlled air. Generally speaking, an outdoor unit houses the compressor and condenser, while an indoor unit removes the moisture from the air and delivers it via a series of ductwork. This contestant has enjoyed a long relationship with Masters , who offers a full line of Carrier models to our Fort Wayne, Indiana and surrounding areas customers.
Geothermal Heating & Cooling Systems
Now, for something completely different….this contestant offers cool air delivery by tapping into the constant temperatures of the earth below the frost line. A geothermal loop system is installed in this earth near your home and connected to a geothermal pump inside your home. The pump transfers heat from your home and sends it to the loop where it is cooled and then returned to your home. These systems can also utilize a ductwork system or pump cooled air via ductless blowers. The process is reversed when delivering warm air to your home.
So, who is the favorite? Well, it’s hard to beat the proven service and durability of a traditional centralized AC system. Plus, most already-built homes come outfitted with a central air system and custom ductwork. However, geothermal heating and cooling is becoming ever more popular – especially for new construction or remodeled homes – for a couple of reasons.
While it is definitely more expensive as far as the initial cost and installation, geothermal systems are more environmentally-friendly. They are also much more efficient and can save a homeowner between 30 and 50 percent on long-term energy bills.
Your friends at Masters are proud to offer WaterFurnace geothermal systems, which are made right here in Fort Wayne . Give us a call today to find out more about the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling and support a local business while you are at it.
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