Geothermal vs. Solar

If you are considering a move from the electric grid, there are several types of alternative energy sources that can make your shift easy and that will lower your utility bills, without compromising the comfort in your home or business. We are Greeley’s Top Rated Local® HVAC company, and we offer heat pump and furnace service and install, and we also service geothermal heating and cooling systems. We field a lot of calls showing interest in switching to alternative energy sources Today we are going to look at solar panels in comparison to geothermal.

Long Winters Mean Geothermal is the Right Choice

Life on the High Plains is great. We get 244 days of sunshine here in Greeley so that should mean that solar energy would be a great way to cut your electricity bills. And while this is not at all wrong, it also said that if your utility bills are higher in the months that you are paying for heat are higher than for the months you are paying mainly for air conditioning, then geothermal is the way to go. However, if your air conditioning bills are higher than your heating bills, solar is the way to go. This tells us that it depends on your home. Does your home sit under luscious cottonwoods that shelter your house from the unrelenting summer Colorado summertime sun? Unless you are one of the few people who can claim a cottonwood or elm as your means of air conditioning, you probably better off with geothermal. Also if you do happen to sit under large trees, the sun isn’t going to get to your solar panels, but the earth beneath your feet will always be there!

Heating Bills Can Be Brought Down With Geothermal

Colorado winter weather can last from October to May with occasional spring days thrown in February to keep us all cheerful. Because most people in the Greeley area spend more money on heating bills than air conditioning, geothermal is the way to go. It does cost a bit more to install initially, but it also returns more electricity for your investment.

If you want to completely eliminate your bills, considered installing both! For more information on geothermal, call Comfort By Nature today.