Geothermal heat pump systems have been used successfully since the 1940’s. These pumps transfer heat between your home and the earth below in lieu of burning fuel to heat and cool your home.
The features of geothermal heating and cooling systems are:
- Cost-effective. With 30% Federal and 35% State tax credits—which are available until 2016—your utility bills are significantly reduced.
- Highly efficient. The heat pump receives warm and cool air from the earth using far less energy than even the highest-rated furnaces. This provides the same, or better, comfort level without burning a fuel.
- Durable. The above-ground portion of a heat pump system typically lasts 15 or more years and the underground portion can be expected to last at least 50 years. Whereas, traditional furnaces average only 10 years.
- Low maintenance. Geothermal Heat Pump systems are sturdy and highly dependable because the comparatively low amount of moving parts are sheltered inside a building. There are no outdoor compressors exposed to the elements, unlike traditional systems, resulting in fewer breakdowns and repairs.
- Clean. Heat pumps do not create any carbon monoxide or other harmful pollutants.
- Quiet. A heat pump system does not need an outdoor condensing unit like a conventional air conditioner eliminating the annoying hum you can hear from a traditional system.
How Does Geothermal Work?
American Standard Geothermal System
Watch Dean explain a Geothermal Unit and the role it plays in the “Ultimate Home.”