Geothermal heat pumps are becoming increasingly popular options for home comfort. Although they require extensive installation to bury the ground loops that carry heat to and from a house, and they will not work for every home, the advantage they offer should earn them a place on the HVAC shopping list of any homeowner.
The price to have a geothermal system installed sometimes makes potential customers hesitate. It’s true that you will pay more to install a geothermal system than to put in an air-source heat pump or furnace and AC combination. However, geothermal represents an investment in long-term savings. A professional installer can help you calculate the savings you’ll receive from a geothermal heat pump, which may sway your decision.
To talk to Cary, NC geothermal specialists, call Raleigh Heating & Air today. We have over 20 years of service helping people find the right comfort solution for their homes.
How Do Geothermal Systems Save Money? Here Are 3 Ways:
- Longevity: The easiest way for an HVAC system to save money in the long run is… for it to last for the long run. No repair costs more than needing to replace a system. But the durability of a geothermal heat pump is astonishing. The indoor heat pump part will usually last 20 years or more, while the buried loops—the most expensive components to install—can last over 50 years.
- Heating efficiency: In heating mode, geothermal heat pumps really begin earning their keep. Because geothermal systems rely on the steady temperature of the earth (which averages around 55°F no matter the above-ground temperature), they will not lose efficiency in heating mode. The U.S. Department of energy estimates that ground-source heat pumps are 3–4 times more energy-efficient in heating mode than standard air source heat pumps, and this means tremendous savings.
- Harness the power for other uses: A geothermal heat put can be installed so that it also heats your water supply (and your pool, if you have one), bringing in additional savings to other parts of your life.
On top of the ways you’ll save money, you will also help the environment with zero burning of fossil fuels and emissions of greenhouse gases. You help the planet when you go with geothermal.
As we mentioned above, not everyone’s home and property are suited to geothermal heat pumps. For geothermal systems and other HVAC services in Cary, NC, look no further than Raleigh Heating & Air as one of your top choices in the area. Give us a call today. We have the training and equipment to make sure you receive the best home heating and cooling.