While a geothermal heat pump (GHP) can cost more money upfront for purchase and installation, more and more homeowners are looking to install this innovative piece of energy equipment. Here are five ways that earth-based power is helping people to go green while saving on their monthly utility bill:
1. Safety: geothermal equipment does not rely on flammable fossil fuels that can pose hazards such as fire, fuel leakage, carbon monoxide poisoning and even explosions.
2. Energy conservation: since GHPs do not consume limited gas resources and use little energy for heating and cooling, these units are extremely friendly to the environment.
3. No more noise: while central air conditioning units and standard heat pumps are often cumbersome and noisy, geothermal heat pumps are extremely quiet.
4. Extended life span: typical heating and cooling systems last about 13 to 15 years, even with proper maintenance. By contrast, a GHP system should continue to operate for around 25 years, and the components that are installed underground can last for decades.
5. Flexibility: you might assume that geothermal heating requires a very specific set of site conditions. However, modern setups can be adapted to many different locales. Local water sources may also offer homeowners extra options for energy capture.
If you think geothermal energy may be right for your home, contact Air Necessities Heating & Cooling today to discuss your options.