In 2013, National Geographic published an article about the top myths surrounding geothermal heating and cooling systems. If you missed it, you might not know all the facts surrounding geothermal central air systems. Geothermal heating and cooling from Cooper Mechanical is much more cost-effective and convenient than you might believe. Read on\u2014you might have a very different point of view by the end of this post.They\u2019re Less Expensive in the Long RunGeothermal heating and cooling systems have a reputation for being expensive.\u00a0 It\u2019s true that the initial cost of installing a geothermal heating and cooling system is higher than the installation cost of conventional HVAC central air systems, however, they are much less expensive as a long-term investment.Since geothermal heating and cooling systems produce up to five times more energy than they use, monthly bills are dramatically reduced. Geothermal systems need to be repaired and replaced much less frequently than conventional systems do, and when they do eventually need an update, the cost is much less expensive than the initial installation. Plus, because of the many benefits of geothermal systems, some counties offer tax incentives for homeowners who install geothermal heating and cooling systems.Geothermal Systems Help the EnvironmentGeothermal heating and cooling systems are highly beneficial, environmentally speaking. If you\u2019re interested in making your home or lifestyle more \u201cgreen,\u201d geothermal systems will make a huge contribution to that goal. Geothermal heating and cooling systems have a one to five ratio of electricity used compared to the production of conventional cooling or heating. That means that it\u2019s more efficient than other alternative energy sources like solar or wind power. Plus, geothermal heating and cooling is a fossil fuel alternative that emits no greenhouse gases.The use of geothermal heating and cooling isn\u2019t new.\u00a0 It\u2019s been used since prehistoric times to heat hot springs for bathing and even for cooking.\u00a0 Today, it\u2019s used most often to generate electricity.\u00a0 Countries all over the world are accelerating their efforts to use this source of energy because of its many environmental advantages, with the United States being the largest producer of geothermal energy.\u00a0 You can join the push for environmental change by bringing it into your home.Think of them as an Investment \u2013Both for You and for the EnvironmentAs I mentioned above, the cost of a geothermal heating and cooling system is initially more expensive but saves you money in the long run. These systems are highly desirable to home buyers and can be an extraordinary investment for you should you decide to sell your home. Think even more long-term about geothermal heating and cooling: since these systems can last for decades, and their cost-saving and environmentally-friendly benefits can extend to future generations.Geothermal\u00a0 Systems Heat and Cool Your Entire PropertyGeothermal central air doesn\u2019t just affect the air in your home; you can also heat your water and pool with a geothermal heating and cooling system, since these systems are designed to handle multiple energy loads. Even though geothermal systems are BIG on efficiency, they take up only a few square feet of your property and operate quietly.If you\u2019d like to learn more about the benefits of having a geothermal heating and cooling system in your home, give Cooper Mechanical a call at 610-228-4405. Follow our blog to stay up-to-date on the latest HVAC, plumbing, kitchen and bath news.