What is a Geothermal Heating System?
Geothermal heat pumps are an innovative heating solution that an increasing number of homeowners are having added to their properties. They can cut heating costs in half easily, but these systems are also expensive. With geothermal heat pumps capable of cutting heating costs so drastically, it’s no wonder so many homeowners are inquiring about installation. Like your fridge removes heat from inside your appliance and transfers it into the air in your kitchen similarly, a geothermal heat pump uses the same technology to keep your home warm. It transfers heat from the ground to your house.
Long loops of pipes are laid underground and filled with liquid. The loops are connected to a geothermal heat pump. Depending on the season, the heat pump will act as an air conditioner or furnace. During the winter months, the liquid in the loops pulls heat from the ground and uses it to provide warmth through a forced-air or hydronic system. During the summer months, it acts in reverse and pulls air from the house and transfers it into the earth. It can also be used to provide hot water.
Geothermal heat pumps are more efficient and better at temperature controls than conventional systems. They are also environmentally friendly temperature control systems. The cost of a geothermal system can range from $10,000 to $30,000, depending on the size of your property and the amount of groundwork that needs to be completed to install the system. While these costs may make a geothermal heat pump financially challenging for many homeowners in existing homes, it’s the perfect heating and cooling system for new home construction. The average geothermal is placed in a 2,000 sq. ft home, and financing the cost of a system over a 30-year mortgage makes a geothermal unit the perfect solution for customers building a new home.
5 Things to Know About a Geothermal Heat Pump
Geothermal units have many benefits over traditional systems. The operating costs will be slashed immediately. Geothermal systems can save you between 30 and 60 percent on heating and 20 to 50 percent on cooling costs.
If these benefits are enough to get you excited about geothermal systems, here are three additional benefits:
- Environmentally Friendly System: Geothermal systems use clean, renewable energy, so there are no emissions like carbon dioxide, monoxide, and greenhouse gases. The pump unit uses electricity, but the system itself doesn’t require a fuel source to heat and cool your home.
- Quieter System: Geothermal systems don’t have noisy systems like compressors or combustion systems that create noise pollution in your home. The only electrical system is the indoor unit that operates at a low decibel close to a refrigerator.
- Low Maintenance and Long Lifespan: You don’t have to worry about a heavy maintenance regimen with a geothermal unit, and the average system lasts 25 years. The average geothermal system lasts ten years longer than a typical HVAC unit.
When you are ready to purchase a geothermal heat pump, you will find that there are valuable rebates and financing opportunities available. At Premier Indoor Comfort, we value the time and money of our customers, so we will never waste your time with poor service. When you call us, you can count on the job being done right the first time. Call our HVAC specialists today at (770) 268-2422 or contact us online to schedule an appointment