Imagine being able to heat and cool your home with one system. Now imagine that that system provides huge energy savings, is 400% more efficient than a standard air conditioning unit, and is extremely eco-friendly. You’d probably want to learn more, right?
You’re in luck.
Geothermal heat pumps are one of the latest and (in our opinion) greatest technologies to hit the home heating and cooling market. Not only are they environmentally friendly, extremely efficient, and cost-effective, they also provide heating and cooling all year round from one reliable system. It’s almost too good to be true.
How geothermal heat pumps work
Geothermal heat pumps function by taking the air from within your home and circulating it through underground coils, where the temperature remains at a consistent 55ºF. In the summer months, when cooling is a must, warm air from within your home circulates within the coils and is cooled by the refrigerant within. The same process occurs in cooler months when heating is needed, taking cool air from inside the home and heating it through the coils underground.
While this system seems complicated, the installation and maintenance of a geothermal heat pump are actually quite straight-forward. Most geothermal systems have a lengthy warranty, and since many of the components of the system are located underground, there are fewer areas of concern when it comes to typical wear and tear of home heating and cooling systems.
Many homeowners willingly spend the higher upfront investment for geothermal heat pumps because the ROI is so impressive. The energy savings, low maintenance costs, and efficient cooling and heating properties of geothermal heat pumps will typically pay for the price of the system installation over its lifecycle.
Benefits of heat pumps
- Energy-efficient. Geothermal heat pumps have proven to be upwards of 400% as efficient as standard heating and cooling units, such as traditional oil or gas furnaces and common air conditioning units.
- Eco-friendly. Geothermal heat pumps utilize 100% renewable energy to provide reliable heating and cooling from one system.
- Stable source for both heating and cooling. Unlike many modern “green” systems, geothermal heat pumps constantly deliver home heating and cooling functions, thanks to the consistent temperature surrounding the underground coils.
- Long lifespan. Most geothermal heat pump systems have a lifespan of 25+ years, with major components that typically last upwards of 50 years. Geothermal systems generally require less maintenance than traditional methods and have been known to be one of the most reliable sources of heating and cooling available today.
Geothermal heat pump installation in Fredericksburg
If you’d like to learn more about geothermal heat pumps, contact the experienced team at Robert B. Payne, Inc. Our technicians are available to answer any questions you might have about this modern technology as well as provide a consultation and estimate for your home. Send us a message or call (540) 373-5876 to schedule an appointment today.