Geothermal heat pump installation
If you are thinking about using a more efficient source of heat every time your heating bill comes in the mail, you are not alone! Even though most of our homes are heated using one or another kind of fossil fuel, there is a better way: tap into the biggest energy source right under your feet – the Earth itself.
A geothermal or ground source heat pump is an electrically powered system that utilizes the earth’s relatively constant temperature to heat and cool your home. Geothermal systems boast heating efficiencies close to 400%, potentially three times greater than traditional heating systems and provide immediate energy savings upon installation. Over the life of a system, this can mean thousands of dollars in operating savings.
There are two core components to the assembly of a geothermal system; construction of the polyethylene ground loop system and installation of the mechanical components of the ground source heat pump.The ground loops are most commonly installed in either one or more vertical wells, or buried in a series of horizontal trenches.The method chosen depends mainly on the size and features of the property, but a large property is not required.The process of installing the geothermal heat pump is very similar to a traditional heating system (without venting concerns) as all components are housed inside the home. And because they are powered by electricity, all components of the system run are quiet, safe and emissions free.
Even though geothermal heat pump installation costs are slightly higher, the systems are clean, compact, extremely quiet, and unlike conventional HVAC installations, require very little maintenance, so you’ll get the most for your investment back and then some.
Reduce your energy bills, increase the value of your home, and help the environment today by installing a geothermal heat pump!