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Are you ready to upgrade to a geothermal heat pump? This type of HVAC system is also known by other names: ground-source heat pump, earth-coupled heat pump, etc. Here at GeoFurnace Heating & Cooling, LLC, we find that many homeowners are interested in geothermal heat pumps because of the numerous advantages they have over other HVAC systems.
Benefits of geothermal heating and cooling
- Suitable for new construction and retrofit applications.
- Utilizes renewable energy: the steady temperature of the earth.
- One of the most efficient HVAC systems for supplying heating, cooling and (with some systems) hot water.
- Up to 44% more efficient than air-source heat pumps.
- Up to 72% more efficient than electric resistance heating.
- Heating water with a geothermal heat pump can save 80% - 95% over the cost of operating a separate tank-type water heater.
- Greater durability and longevity than air-source heat pumps.
Comparing the efficiency of an air-source heat pump with a geothermal system
Some systems have limitations that just do not apply to others. As with anything home performance-wise, there are lots of options and everything claims superiority. However, let’s investigate the facts of these two systems. Air-source heat pumps provide both heating and air conditioning just like a geothermal unit, but an air-source heat pump simply becomes inferior in below freezing weather conditions. This may be somewhat understandable, as that is quite serious weather! But, if there were a system that doesn’t back down to even those extremes, wouldn’t you want that system instead?
Geothermal units are 6 feet below the ground and rely on the deep and steady earth temperature, removing the element of climate surprises. Whether the outside weather is extremely cold or very hot, the earth’s stable temperature is the perfect heat source for our geothermal system. Your summer days can now be comfortable and less humid without any trouble from your system.
Not only do you receive year-round comfort with a geothermal unit, but some can also include a “desuperheater” for the added benefit of hot water washing! You’ll see incredible savings using this system for its reliability and ability to reduce your water heating expenses. If you’re looking for the “gold standard” for economic heating and cooling, you have found it in the geothermal system!
Common Geothermal Questions
How much does an installation cost?
The cost of a geothermal system varies depending on a couple of factors such as: size of the home to be heated/cooled, space conditions around the home, system features, ground source that will be supplying the unit with energy (vertical loopfield, open loop system, horizontal loop system etc.) System prices can vary between $13,000 and $40, 000.
What are the benefits of a Geothermal system?
Geothermal systems have very low running costs. Compared to propane your energy bills can be decreased by about 60%. Apart from that, Geothermal systems are very safe as there are no flames or exhausts that could cause dangerous carbon monoxide to enter your home. Many customers value that the geothermal unit is able to heat and cool, eliminating exterior AC systems entirely.
How do I get started with a Geothermal system?
Prior to planning a geothermal system our geothermal technicians will clarify what your individual expectations and needs are and how they can be met.
With your input we will gather all the details that are needed to complete the planning and layout for system installation.
How reliable are the systems and what is the life expectancy of a geothermal system?
The amount of moving parts in a geothermal system is surprisingly small despite its high level of comfort and energy efficiency. Therefore the life expectancy for geothermal systems is an incredible 20 to 25 years compared to 15 to 20 years for conventional furnace and AC systems.
Geothermal systems should get serviced on a regular basis in order to get the most possible years of service out of the system.