At Ground Loop, we’ve seen firsthand the benefits that geothermal heating and cooling systems bring to our customers. We’ve successfully installed over 5,000 systems throughout the region and our clients consistently report their happiness and satisfaction with their systems. If you’ve been thinking about investing in a geothermal HVAC system, we’re confident that you’ll not be disappointed in your decision.
Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect:
Because the temperature of the earth is far more consistent throughout the year than air temperature, geothermal heat pumps are a far more energy efficient option than air source heat pumps. In addition, the range of temperatures found in groundwater is relatively small in the US, varying between the 40s-70s. Many geothermal heat pump manufacturers also use electronically-controlled multi-speed motors on their duct system fans, further improving efficiency. All of these factors combine to create a heating and cooling solution that will significantly reduce your energy consumption.
Low Lifetime Cost
Although in the past geothermal systems were only available to the most expensive homes, these systems have become so affordable that tens of thousands of homes are being built or retrofitted to take advantage of geothermal energy. Compared to other HVAC systems, geothermal systems have much lower life cycle costs in nearly every region of the U.S. In fact, according to the EPA, geothermal systems save homeowners as much as 50% on their cooling costs and up to 70% on their heating costs when compared to conventional systems. Geothermals are rated to last 24-25 years (the furnace. Loop piping will last 100+ years)
Geo systems often use multi-speed equipment that will regulate the output of heating/cooling, depending on the needs of the house. Traditional gas and oil furnaces put out a lot of heat at once before abruptly shutting off, giving you an unpleasant up-and-down feeling. Because geothermal units are variable speed, they run longer but at lower speeds so you get a much more balanced feeling and you shouldn’t even be able to tell that the system is running. Geothermal units also traditionally produce air temperatures over 90 degrees, which feels warm and comfortable to the body, unlike most air source heat pumps which rely on ambient temperatures. Because of this, air source heat pumps are not recommended for this climate.
Geothermal Heating and Cooling Makes Sense
Whether you’re interested in cost savings, environmental friendliness, or comfort, geothermal systems simply make sense. Geothermal systems often pay for themselves in far less than 5 years while also making your home more comfortable, economical, and quiet.
An Important Renewable Energy Technology
Because geothermal heat pumps use electricity to move heat rather than generating it by the burning fuel or using electric resistance elements, they are far more efficient and earth-friendly than other HVAC solutions. The EPA has found that properly installed geothermal energy systems produce far less environmental harm than any other existing conditioning technology.
Geothermal Heat Pump Systems Work!
In addition to all of these benefits, geothermal heat pump systems are incredibly effective. They offer superior economy, comfort, and environmental benefits for both residential and commercial installations.
To learn more about how you can take advantage of the benefits of geothermal energy, get in touch with the experts at Ground Loop today! Give us a call at (410) 836-1706 to schedule your free estimate.