Benefits of Geothermal
Eco-Friendly & Energy Efficient
Geothermal is the most environmentally friendly & energy efficient way to heat, cool and provide hot water in your home or business.
Since the 1940’s, geothermal heat pumps (GHP) have offered an eco-friendly alternative to gas and electric powered heating and cooling systems. These systems do not use harmful fuels to heat or cool.
Today, ground source heat pumps are known to be 300-500% more efficient than traditional heating & A/C systems. In addition to this, they save money both in operating costs and maintenance costs. Most systems have a return of investment being within 5-7 years of installation.
Today more than ever, GHP’s lead to substantial energy bill savings while both energy & gas costs continue to rise. They also only rely on little electricity to operate.
Lower Utility Bills
Geothermal heat pumps can lower costs associated with heating & cooling as much as 70% when compared to a traditional furnace and A/C. There are also no additional costs of fossil fuels to keep your system running (No risk of running out of LP/natural gas in the dead of winter).
Desuperheaters are commonly used to save customers 20-40% on hot water costs. This option works by taking the excess (free) heat from your home in the Summer and directing it to your water heater. In the winter, heat is produced at a much lower cost than a standard electric water heater.
Fewer Maintenance Costs/Longer Lifespan
Besides the underground loop, all geothermal equipment is installed indoors. This lowers the need for maintenance/service costs as the equipment is protected from the outdoor elements and/or pests. It also comes with an additional perk – no noisy outdoor unit!
With an average life expectancy of 20-25 years, your geothermal heat pump will provide you comfort and reassurance for many years to come. Even longer, the loop field portion of a geo system can last more than 100 years.
Higher Home Value
Even if you do not plan to live in your home forever, the upfront cost of a geothermal system can increase the value of your home upon resale. Realtors have seen that homes with geothermal sell quicker.
A Safer Heating & Cooling Option
With no use of fossil fuels, there’s no combustion or release of harmful emissions. This significantly reduces the risk for oil/gas leaks, fires or carbon monoxide poisoning in your home.