Are you planning to install a geothermal heating and cooling system?
Among all the different types of heat pumps available Geothermal HVAC systems (GHPs) are unquestionably the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly units, which apart from heating and cooling options, also are the most environmentally friendly. It is estimated that a geothermal system could save an average household anywhere between 50 to 70% on heating bills. Add to that an average saving of 30 to 50% on cooling bills and you have a winner, provided you live in an area with a milder climate.
How Geothermal Systems Work
With the help of a compression system, Geothermal heating and cooling systems exchange heat with the ground, thus providing heating and cooling options for the household. Basically, this unit is a closed loop type of systems, which is filled with environmentally friendly fluids or plain water and buried beneath the surface. The Geothermal unit is powered by a pump which runs on a low wattage. With the earth acting as a condenser, heat is constantly exchanged. This process is helped by water, which is pumped through the unit. The last component, non-ozone refrigerant, which is absolutely safe, wraps up the process, by generating heat and cold within the domestic environment.
A geothermal system can be broken down into 3 main parts. 1. The heat pump, 2. the fluid that absorbs/transfers heat and 3. a duct system. The COP (coefficient of performance) is higher than other systems can provide. Underground thermal systems are estimated to have a COP of between 3 and 5. Meaning that a ratio of 1:3 or 1:5 can be obtained from this type of unit.
Regardless of the size of your property, a Geothermal heating and cooling unit is a best solution for you if you search for a cost effective and environmentally friendly solution. The biggest advantage of this system is that it is buried within the ground, thus opening many installation options. If you have any issues or need some questions answered regarding this unit, please do not hesitate to contact our support center, where our agents would be more than glad to answer everything you need to know and help you decide about which system would best suit your household.
What makes Geothermal HVAC systems so desirable is the fact that they can create a huge difference in your energy bills. Namely, this system is able to cut down your utility bills by up to 80%. Though, this is conditioned by several factors, which is why the estimated reduction is estimated between 20 and 80%. The difference between a Geothermal HVAC unit and a conventional central air system is that the former uses only a fraction of the energy the latter uses by one of its components.
This system is usually preferred by customers who use electric powered systems, as their bills cut down by half with switching to a Geothermal HVAC unit. This, however, does not mean that those who stick to natural gas systems do not notice as difference, as their savings from using a Geothermal HVAC system can jump to 30%, which they previously spend on their bills, paying extra money. Just imagine the possibilities you can do by spending 30% or 50% less on utility bills on a monthly basis!
This system is usually preferred by customers who use electric powered systems, as their bills cut down by half with switching to a Geothermal HVAC unit. This, however, does not mean that those who stick to natural gas systems do not notice a difference, as their savings from using a Geothermal HVAC system can jump to 30%, which they previously spend on their bills, paying extra money. Just imagine the possibilities of what you can do by spending 30% or 50% less on utility bills on a monthly basis!
There are two good reasons to go for this type of system is the fact that the Economic Recovery Act presents renewable energy tax credit of up to 30%, for users who own qualified Geothermal heating and cooling units. The next good reason is that there are also state subsidies which you can apply for if you have an older inefficient system.
Geothermal Heating & Cooling Services
Our services include installation, maintenance and repair of your unit all year round. What is more, we can provide you with further knowledge on the types and brands of Geothermal HVAC units, as well as offer guidance on which one would fit best for your environment. All you have to do is to give us a call and our agents will tell you all about it! We can install both horizontal and vertical pipes depending on your location.