Geothermal: Treasure in Your Backyard

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When it comes to heating and cooling your home, you may only think of traditional methods like furnaces and air conditioners. But what if there was a more sustainable and efficient way to regulate your home’s temperature? 

Enter geothermal energy, a hidden treasure right in your backyard. In this blog post, Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing will explore the wonders of geothermal installation, geothermal heated driveways, geothermal mini-splits, and the professionals who can make it all happen.

Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing is a leader among HVAC companies in the Evansville, Indiana area. Brackett has served the home and business owners in our area with professionally installed high quality products since 1949. We don’t have to toot our own horn, however. Our long list of satisfied Tri-state area clients speak for us.

Geothermal Installation: Tapping into Earth’s Heat

Geothermal energy harnesses the Earth’s natural heat from beneath the surface. Unlike other energy sources, such as fossil fuels or electricity, geothermal energy is renewable and environmentally friendly. By tapping into the Earth’s heat, you can heat and cool your home efficiently while reducing your carbon footprint.

The process of geothermal installation involves drilling boreholes deep into the ground and installing a system of pipes filled with a heat-absorbing fluid, usually water and antifreeze. These pipes, known as a ground loop, circulate the fluid through the Earth, where it absorbs heat during the winter and releases it during the summer. This ingenious system ensures that your home stays comfortable year-round.

One of the most remarkable aspects of geothermal installation is its longevity. Geothermal heat pumps can last for decades, providing reliable heating and cooling while requiring minimal maintenance. This durability makes these systems an excellent long-term investment for homeowners who want to reduce their energy bills and environmental impact.

Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing has years of experience installing energy-efficient and long-lasting geothermal HVAC systems. Schedule an appointment with a Brackett Comfort Specialist today.

The Ultimate Winter Solution

In our area, harsh winters are the norm. Homeowners in the Tri-state area aren’t strangers to the challenges of keeping your driveway clear of snow and ice. Traditional snow removal methods like shoveling and salting can be time-consuming and environmentally harmful. Fortunately, geothermal technology offers an elegant solution: a geothermal heated driveway.

A geothermal heated driveway uses the same principles as a geothermal heat pump to keep your driveway snow and ice-free. A network of pipes is installed beneath the surface of your driveway, and a heat-absorbing fluid circulates through them. When snow falls, the system warms up, melting the snow and ice before they can accumulate.

Not only does a geothermal heated driveway save you time and effort, but it also reduces the need for harmful chemicals like road salt, which can damage the environment and corrode your driveway. With this eco-friendly option, you can enjoy a safe and clear driveway all winter long without harming the planet.

To learn more, call Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing today.

Geothermal Mini-Split: Efficient Zoned Heating and Cooling

Geothermal mini-splits are a versatile and efficient way to heat and cool individual rooms or zones within your home. Unlike traditional HVAC systems, which rely on centralized units, geothermal mini-splits offer zoned temperature control, allowing you to customize the climate in different areas of your home.

These systems consist of two main components: an indoor air handler and an outdoor heat pump unit. The indoor unit is mounted on the wall or ceiling of the room you want to heat or cool, while the outdoor unit is connected to the ground loop, drawing on the Earth’s thermal energy.

One of the key benefits of geothermal mini-splits is their energy efficiency. They use the stable and renewable temperature of the ground to transfer heat, which requires less energy than air-source heat pumps or traditional HVAC systems. This efficiency not only reduces your energy bills but also lowers your home’s carbon emissions.

Geothermal mini-splits also offer superior comfort and control. You can set different temperatures for each room or zone, ensuring that everyone in your household is comfortable. Plus, since they don’t rely on ductwork, they avoid the energy losses associated with duct systems, further enhancing their efficiency.

Your Trusted Partners

While the benefits of geothermal energy are clear, the installation and maintenance of geothermal systems require the expertise of geothermal professionals. Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing is the right company to complete your geothermal installation. Brackett technicians are highly trained and experienced in the intricacies of geothermal technology, ensuring that your system operates efficiently and reliably.

When considering geothermal installation, it’s crucial to work with a reputable geothermal company. They will conduct a thorough assessment of your property to determine the best location for drilling boreholes and installing the ground loop. This site-specific approach ensures optimal performance and energy savings.

Additionally, geothermal professionals are well-versed in the permitting and regulatory requirements for installations in your area. They can handle the necessary paperwork and ensure that your project complies with local regulations and environmental standards.

Regular maintenance is also essential for the longevity and efficiency of your system. Our professionals can perform routine inspections, clean the system, and address any issues promptly. Their expertise ensures that your investment continues to provide comfortable heating and cooling for years to come.

When you choose Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing to complete your geothermal installation, you get professionals who are licensed in the Tri-state area and properly insured. We do the job right to ensure your complete satisfaction, guaranteed! Brackett also offers the Brackett Comfort Club membership, a comprehensive maintenance plan to ensure your system works efficiently for years to come.

Comfort Specialists in Evansville, Indiana

In conclusion, geothermal energy is indeed a hidden treasure! Geothermal installation taps into the Earth’s heat, providing long-lasting comfort while reducing your environmental impact. Geothermal heated driveways offer a convenient way to combat winter’s challenges, and geothermal mini-splits provide zoned heating and cooling for superior comfort. 

To unlock the full potential of geothermal energy for your home, inside and out, contact Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing today. One of Brackett’s trained Comfort Specialists will assess your current situation and offer solutions that meet your needs and budget. Brackett offers affordable financing options to make your dream a reality.
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