Oil Heating Verses Geothermal


We have started to bump up our thermostat already. Winter is also that time of the year when people begin to assess their heating bills to determine if there is another cost-effective option.  

There are usually two types of heating systems: combustion-based and heat transfer systems. Although many central heating systems today are combustion-based, people are becoming more environmentally conscious. They are shifting towards non-combustion systems, which tend to transfer heat from one location to another.  

Customers are increasingly looking for environmentally friendly, greener solutions for their heating needs. Because of this, many people worry that oil heating is an environmentally harmful choice. 

This article will discuss the advantages of geothermal heating systems to oil-based heating systems. 

How Geothermal Heat Pumps Work

A geothermal heating and cooling system use a small well drilled into the ground to circulate water. A sealed pipe or pipe is drawn from the ground and circulates the water to the home and the heat pump system. Water or water solutions that distribute underground heat are absorbed from the earth. Heat pump exchangers transfer that warmth to home heating systems. The exchange system concentrates the earth's thermal energy through standard ductwork. 

Advantages of Geothermal Heating System Over Oil-based Heating System 

No More Oil Shortage

If you own a heating oil tank, you should check your tank gauge to see how much oil is left and consider ordering the next delivery when needed.

Your geothermal heating and cooling system won't require fossil fuels, so you won't have to worry about running out of oil. 

Air Quality Indoors can be Improved

In your home, if you use fossil fuels to cook, heat, or cool, then you've probably noticed a change in air quality because fossil fuels emit gases like carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.

Since your geothermal heat pump does not burn fuel, geothermal heating & cooling emits no gases in the home. 

Get a Steady, Even Heat

Oil-burning heating systems require high temperatures to heat your home (above 120 degrees). In the winter, this results in dry air inside your home.

You can heat your home effectively with geothermal energy at temperatures close to 100 degrees. As a result, your home's air becomes less dry.

Heating Bills can be Reduced 

With geothermal, your home heating bills can be reduced by up to 50%. Since heat pumps run on electricity, and only a small amount at that, homeowners no longer have to purchase fuel to heat their homes. 

Geothermal systems can also provide low-cost domestic hot water, which makes them a better and cheaper option.

Less Maintenance 

Oil produces a significant amount of soot and dirt, so chimneys and filters will need to be cleaned frequently.

You do not have to go through this with a geothermal system. It is a cleaner and greener option making it environment friendly and easy to maintain. 

Waterloo Energy Products & Mechanical offers installation, maintenance, and other services for optimal performance of your geothermal system. Contact us today to learn more.





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