The Top Geothermal Myths

Many customers of ours are unaware of the fact that we are fully qualified to install geothermal systems.  If you’re confused as to what exactly a geothermal system consists of, you’re definitely not alone.  Although it’s safe to say that this type of heating and cooling system is far from new, it has become quite a bit more popular over the years.

As popular as geothermal may seem there tends to be several myths that go along with this interesting twist on heating and cooling. Here are a few myths we’ve come across when helping ease our geothermal interested customers:

  • Geothermal heat pumps are too loud. The truth is that actually geothermal pumps run very quietly.  There also fails to be any visible equipment outside your home to bother your neighbors.
  • Geothermal pumps can only heat one item at a time ie: water heater, home, etc.  Depending on the size of your system your G.P. can handle multiple outlets at the same time.
  • Geothermal systems put Freon in the refrigerant lines going into the ground. Actually the majority of the time the liquid going into the unground loops is a mixture between water and antifreeze.
  • Geothermal systems use too much water. The geothermal systems do not actually use up any water. Older geothermal models had issues with water waste once the water passed through the heat exchanger, but those problems have since been resolved and are no longer used. The systems now actually save millions of gallons of water due to being unable to evaporate underground.
  • Geothermal systems do not use renewable energy because they use electricity. Although geothermal systems do in fact use electricity they only need to function on one unit in order to push up to five units of either heating or cooling to the proper location.

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When Your Water Heater Takes A Dive

There’s nothing worse than enjoying a hot shower and then suddenly the water goes ice cold.  No…unfortunately this isn’t your sister flushing the toilet as a prank, it’s your water heater on the fritz.  Now not only are you in a foul mood from your shower cut short, but now you’re forced to call a repairman to fix your water heater. Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning’s (found in Fort Wayne, Indiana) provides you with friendly repairmen that make the inconvenience of the lack of hot water seem less stressful. We’d even go as far as to say the visit would be informative and enjoyable! Call Poorman’s (260-422-3534) for an inspection today.

Did you know that there’s an alternative to the massive water heater we’re all used to?  How about a tankless water heater? Elocalplumbers.com wrote an article discussing the pros and cons to this type of water heater, a big pro being that the hot water is instantaneously so you’ll never risk running out of hot water.  Read the article and decide for yourself, but take note that the tankless water heater not only takes up less room but the endless supply of hot water sure sounds tempting!