Benefits of Geothermal Cooling
Imagine a cooling system for your home that would keep you cool year round, cut your utility bills by 30 to 50 percent, and help save Planet Earth, all at the same time. Sounds like a challenge for the new millennium, doesn't it? GeoComfort cooling systems are available in the Cayman Islands, and hundreds of homeowners and commercial property owners are already reaping the benefits, including higher comfort levels and lower utility bills.
Lower Utility Bills : Homeowners with GeoComfort units
typically realize energy savings of 30 to 50% over conventional
systems. In addition, GeoComfort systems can supplement the
home's conventional water heater, saving up to 30% of hot water
costs every year.
Environmentally Friendly: GeoComfort systems are recognized
by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as the
most environmentally-safe, cost effective cooling system on
Positive Cash Flow: Geothermal systems have a higher
installation cost when compared to conventional systems
because of the buried loop system. Some homeowners view
the system as being too expensive and fail to see the whole
picture. Geothermal will produce significantly cheaper utility
bills and annual maintenance costs. A system will usually pay for itself within a three to five year span.
Free Hot Water Generation: As a bonus, geothermal systems can produce some or all of your hot water at much higher efficiencies than ordinary methods. A simple connection is made so the geothermal system can deliver hot water to be stored in your hot water heater. In fact, the heat removed from your home during the cooling cycle is deposited directly to the water heater instead of the ground. This provides you with virtually free hot water.
System Life Span: Ordinary systems require expensive regular maintenance for each unit. When properly installed, a geothermal system requires little or no maintenance beyond periodic checks and filter changes. Equipment life is prolonged since geothermal are located indoors and out of the harsh climate and weather found in the Caribbean. Geothermal systems typically last more than 20 years if properly maintained.
Clean & Safe: Geothermal units do not use fossil fuels such as natural gas and propane. Threats caused by combustion are eliminated. No worries about flames, fumes, odors, or carbon monoxide.
Improved Comfort: Geothermal systems cool homes evenly, eliminating the cold blasts of air found with conventional systems. Geothermal also dehumidifies the air during hot summer months.
Quiet: Geothermal systems use the same principles that operate a refrigerator or freezer, and the units are just as quiet. There is no unsightly outdoor unit to disturb you or your neighbors.