Signature HVAC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Downingtown’

The Benefits of a Geothermal Heat Pump for Your House

Monday, July 19th, 2021
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Geothermal energy is a renewable energy source that offers clean and efficient power taken from the heat generated by the Earth’s core. You might have considered geothermal energy as out of your personal reach—it’s something you get from geothermal power plants, but you can’t imagine using the geothermal energy from right around your house for anything useful.

Good news! Geothermal energy is more accessible for your home than you may think. One of the most useful geothermal installations is a geothermal heat pump to provide your house with heating and cooling around the year. Indoors, a geothermal heat pump works similarly to a standard air-source heat pump—it releases heat or absorbs heat through a refrigerant coil and then a blower sends the conditioned air into the ductwork. But instead of an outside unit, a geothermal heat pump has loops buried in the ground (at least 6 feet below the surface) to both access and deposit thermal energy.

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Is That AC Repair Worth the Cost? Let’s Take a Deeper Dive

Monday, June 7th, 2021

When you’ve had your air conditioning system for a decade or more, you’re going to begin to consider replacing it. Or at least you’ll think about it when the air conditioner starts to experience routine problems that require having professionals repair it. Repairs cost money, and at what point does the cost of repairs outweigh the cost of investing in a new air conditioner?

This is one of the Big Questions homeowners face with their HVAC systems. We’d like to shed some light on the question of whether an AC repair is worth the cost or if it’s time for a new AC.

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