Are you considering replacing the heating and cooling system in your home? If so, a geothermal system may be a good choice. While geothermal heat pumps have a higher up-front cost than traditional systems, they offer a number of benefits that make them a smart investment.
What is a Geothermal Heat Pump?
Geothermal energy is natural heat from the Earth. The shallow ground of the Earth’s surface maintains a temperature of 50°F to 60°F. Geothermal heating and cooling systems use this energy to cool and heat buildings.
A geothermal heating system is comprised of a heat pump, ductwork, and a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger consists of a series of pipes buried near the building. In cold weather, the heat pump takes heat from the exchanger and pumps it indoors through the ducts. In warmer weather, it does the reverse; warm air is removed from indoors into the heat exchanger.
Benefits of a Geothermal Heat Pump
Here are some of the benefits that a geothermal heating and cooling system offers.
Lower Energy Bills
Geothermal heat pumps use up to 50% less electricity than traditional HVAC systems. This can add up to a significant savings in your energy bills over time.
Conventional heating and cooling systems have a lifespan of about 15 years. Geothermal systems last much longer. A geothermal heat pump lasts about 25 years, and the underground components can last up to 50 years. Geothermal systems also require less routine maintenance than traditional air conditioners.,
Safe and Eco-Friendly
Geothermal heat pumps use clean, renewable energy. Because they do not rely on flammable fossil fuels, they are better for the environment than traditional heating and cooling systems. They carry no risk of toxic fumes, explosions, or carbon monoxide poisoning, making your home safer. They also provide high indoor air quality.
Unlike traditional air conditioners, geothermal heat pumps do not have outside condensing units. There’s no concern about excessive noise. You won’t even hear it when it’s operating.
To learn more about geothermal heating and cooling systems, contact us today. Our experts will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.