Geothermal: A Perfect Match
Geothermal systems use the natural insulating properties of the earth to keep temperatures inside the home consistent. When seasons change, the temperature outside naturally changes but temperatures underground remain consistent. More and more people are switching to geothermal options for heating and cooling their homes.
Geothermal provides many comfort and design benefits as well as being a renewable resource, drawing its energy from the heat of the Earth. By using the naturally insulted earth, these systems will collect, concentrate and deliver energy without producing more heat. Geothermal is regarded as one of the most energy-efficient heating and cooling systems by the Environmental Protection Agency. As technology improves, the overall advantages reduce costs, enhance overall comfort and reduce environmental impact.
Heat pumps operate at about 60% higher efficiency than standard heating and cooling systems. These highly efficient units deliver 5 times the units of energy as compared to traditional systems. Across heating, cooling and hot water expenses, geothermal systems have the potential to save owners up to 70% in costs.
Enhance Overall Comfort
Another huge benefit of geo heat pumps is the added overall comfort of your home. These systems are more precise than other traditional heating systems in distributing heat and cold throughout the home. Warm air is distributed evenly, with no bursts of hot air and uncomfortable cool down periods. Not only do geothermal systems supply consistent cool air as well, due to the design and functionality of these units, the cool air is dehumidified.
Traditional air conditioners often make a lot of noise which can disrupt time spent outside. Loud air conditioning units can disrupt neighbors as well. Owners of a geothermal unit will not notice noise from an operational heat pump system. These units are designed for optimally quiet operation.
Reduce Environmental Impact
Probably the biggest advantage of geothermal to not only owners but the Earth as a whole is their little to non-existent impact on the environment. As an environmentally safe system, geothermal heat pumps do not emit any carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and a list of other harmful air pollutants. By harnessing the Earth’s heat, these systems use the renewable resource of geothermal energy as power instead of traditional resources.
These are not the only benefits of owning a geothermal heat pump system. These systems are known to have a longer life expectancy than other systems and require less general maintenance. Another positive aspect of owning a heat pump is the tax incentive. The United States Internal Revenue Service offers a one-time tax credit of 30% to those that purchase a geothermal heat pump system. Learn more about that credit on the IRS website.
As technology continues to change and become more sophisticated, it is clear that environmentally safe alternatives are among the best options out there for heating and cooling. A small carbon footprint and no dependency on non-renewable resources make these systems the ideal choice for the future.
When you are ready to make the switch to a more efficient, environmentally -friendly and comfortable heating and cooling system for your home, call the man for all seasons, Chapman. Our highly trained team can walk you through all of the additional benefits of these units and answer any and all of your questions.
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