Although a geothermal heat pump is one of the more costly systems to purchase plus install, my husband plus I felt the investment was worth itâ€¦ Geothermal heating plus cooling is the most efficient, environmentally responsible plus cost effective means of temperature control available.
The system makes use of the free, renewable energy stored in our own backyard, then choosing a geothermal unit saves us around seventy percent on our overall heating, cooling plus water heating costs.
The heat pump provides five units of energy for every one unit of electrical energy required. It achieves an efficiency rating of well over 500%. The most efficient gas heating system on the market only manages an AFUE rating of 98%. We’re also impressed with the comfort the geothermal heat pump offers. It is designed to run longer at lower speeds to maintain a more even temperature, with nohotor freezing spots, however our system includes zone control, allowing us to customize the temperature settings in each room. The people I was with and I don’t need to heat or cool empty rooms, plus the people I was with and I can easily target those spaces that tend to believe a little hot or freezing, without impacting the whole house. I enjoy that there’s no ugly, noisy outdoor device taking up space in the backyard. The outdoor loop system is buried undoubtedly underground. The indoor heat pump is compact plus makes no more noise than our refrigerator. Because the geothermal system simply moves heat energy from one locale to another, there’s no combustion process. There’s no flames, fumes,hotsurfaces, carbon monoxide threat or orangeapartment gases. Installing a geothermal heat pump is the environmental equivalent of planting 770 new trees.