Save Thousands per Year
A Geothermal Heat Pump can effectively save you 50-70% per year on your heating costs. The system as a whole is incredibly efficient and cost effective, so instead of paying hundreds per month on expensive heating oil or electricity, you pay hundreds a year to simply run the pump.
Geothermal Heat Pumps can heat or cool at 350-450% efficiency. That means it can produce about 4 times as much heat than energy it takes in. No other heating and cooling system can match those kinds of efficiencies. That is the main reason that the U.S. EPA has called ground source heat pumps:
The most energy efficient, environmentally clean and cost effective space conditioning system available.”
Renewable “Green” Energy
Geothermal heat pumps use electricity to transfer the heat from the earth into your home, this means
- No fossil fuel depletion
- No fuel to burn
- No CO2 or greenhouse gasses released into our atmosphere
The heat is from solar energy that is stored in the earth, and is completely renewable. It will not run out, and prices of it will not greatly fluctuate like heating fuels.
Heating and Cooling System in One
In the wintertime, heat pumps pull the heat from the earth and put it into your home, and in the summer, they do the exact opposite; they take the heat from your home and put it back in the earth. This means that you don’t have to have an air conditioning system for the summer and a furnace for the winter. One system that can do it all more efficiently than anything else.
Reliable and Quiet Operation
Heat pumps are the most reliable heating units on the market. They are simple in design and have few moving parts, so they rarely break down. A couple very minor electrical part replacements are the most that the majority of system owners see in the lifetime of the system.
Maintenance on the system is also very simple, just change the air filter every few years like you would a conventional system, and your system is good to go. No chimneys or furnaces to clean in addition to that.
With no noisy burners to fire up, or loud fans to kick in to force the air through your house, heat pumps are also very quiet.
Domestic Hot Water Generation
As an extra system add-on, a desuperheater can generate your domestic hot water as a by-product of the heat pump’s operation. This again reduces your yearly heating costs.