In most American homes, heating and cooling accounts for 45 percent or more of what is spent on energy each month. Energy costs are, at best, unpredictable from season to season, and in most cases continue to rise.
Geothermal heating and cooling is a money-saving alternative to more conventional furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps. Here are some important factors to consider as you weigh your choices and evaluate the merits of installing geothermal heating and cooling.
- Lower operating costs: Geothermal heat pumps are extremely efficient, relying on a perpetually available source of heat (and heat release) a few feet underground. They can provide up to 50 percent greater efficiency than even high-efficiency furnaces. Geothermal heat pumps can provide savings of up to 70 percent on your monthly utility bills in each season. Though they are more expensive to purchase and install, these dramatic monthly savings make them a very cost-effective option for long-term home comfort.
- Environmentally friendly: Geothermal heat pumps do not produce any harmful emissions, such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, or greenhouse gases. They also use less electricity, which reduces energy use in your community and eases demand on your local energy provider.
- Quiet operation: Geothermal units are very quiet, which means there is no aggravating background noise when they operate. Inside and out, your home will stay quieter if you use a geothermal heat pump.
- Lower lifetime costs: Geothermal systems should give you many years of uninterrupted service, usually 15 to 20 years or more. They require very little maintenance and are relatively inexpensive to keep working once installed. The pipe systems that transfer the heat often come with 50-year warranties. Compared to other home heating and cooling options, a geothermal unit will have a much lower overall cost when spread out over the system’s entire useful life.
For more than 35 years, Russell’s Heating & Cooling has served commercial and residential HVAC customers in Hampton Roads and surrounding areas, including the Peninsula and Southside. Contact us today
for expert advice on installing geothermal heating and cooling equipment.
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