Indoor Air Quality
The Cost Benefits of a Geothermal System
One of the most appealing aspects of having a new geothermal heating and air conditioning system installed in your home is that it is a much less expensive solution for home comfort than traditional systems. Here are some specific details about the cost benefits you are likely to see when you upgrade your system to geothermal.
Premier Indoor Comfort Systems LLC offers heating and air conditioning services in Atlanta and the surrounding areas of Peachtree City, Tyrone, Canton, and Swain County, NC including the cities of Bryson City and Whittier, NC.
How Much Does Geothermal Cost to Operate?
A standard geothermal heating and air conditioning system has as COP (coefficient of performance) of between 3 and6. In comparison, the highest rated traditional heating system (a heat pump) has a maximum COP of 2.75. That means that a geothermal system, even at the low end, is immediately more efficient than even the best alternative. That’s a lot of energy savings. Compared to a standard furnace or air conditioner that might have a COP of just 1.5, a geothermal system is between 300% and 400% more efficient.
How does that translate to actual savings? The COP is not a direct measure of your energy consumption. Your savings will depend on the current price of electricity in your area and the amount you previously paid for your utilities. Some people see a return on investment from their geothermal systems in as little as 10 years.
What Savings Will You Receive by Choosing a Geothermal System?
Geothermal systems cost more to install than other systems, mostly because the ground on your property must be dug up to lay down the tubes or coils used to heat and cool your home. But once the system is in place, it costs much less to run month to month than other systems and rarely suffers from repair problems as well.
By choosing a geothermal heating and air conditioning system, you will receive a number of savings. Your heating and air conditioning system will be much more efficient than a traditional alternative. It could reduce your electricity bills and may eliminate any gas bills you had for heating. It could potentially also reduce some other expenses like maintenance and repairs since geothermal systems are known for their longevity..
If you are ready to have a geothermal system installed that is 2–3 times more efficient than even the best furnaces and air conditioners on the market, contact Premier Indoor Comfort Systems LLC today. Ask to talk with one of our Atlanta geothermal installation experts.