While other heating and cooling options are more efficient than ever, the most energy-efficient heating is offered through geothermal heat pumps. These systems transfer heat between your home and the ground outside. They don’t burn fossil fuels like natural gas or electricity. This article will help you decide if a geothermal heat pump is the right system for you.

How Geothermal Heat Pumps Work

The ground has a lot of heat in it that it collects from the sun. The heat stays at a fairly constant temperature throughout the year. There is refrigerant in heat pumps that condenses the heat in the ground and supplies it to your home. In hot months, the opposite happens as the system sends cool air into your home.

There are closed-loop and open-loop systems. The most efficient system is the open-loop system as it has efficiency ratings over 45 EER. Closed-loop systems can exceed 35 EER.

Trade-Mark of Ingram, KY, installs and services geothermal heat pumps. Our customers have significantly reduced their energy bills after a geothermal heat pump was installed on their property.

Pros and Cons of Geothermal Heat Pumps

Besides reducing energy bills and reliance on fossil fuels, a geothermal heat pump’s loop system is long-lasting. They can last up to 50 years and require low maintenance. The indoor components of these systems tend to last about 25 years.

Geothermal heat pumps have a higher up-front cost compared to other options. They do, however, replace the need to have a furnace and air conditioner. These systems will pay for themselves over time in reduced energy bills.

The best areas to install a geothermal heat pump are in very warm climates and, secondly, cold climates. They are not a cost-effective choice for homeowners living in moderate climates.

Your Local HVAC Experts

Trade-Mark has over 35 years of experience. Our services include heating and cooling systems and improving indoor air quality. We do both residential and commercial projects. Call us today for a free estimate or a second opinion.

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February 20, 2020 6:06 am