Have you ever considered what type of heating and cooling system to utilize for your future home or business? With so many options at your fingertips, the best choice may just be located under your feet!
Ground-source heat pumps, also know as geothermal heat pumps, utilize the grounds temperature by transferring heat to or from the ground. Geothermal heat pumps can heat, cool, and even supply hot water to a home.
According to Energy.gov there are 5 major things you should know about Geothermal heat pumps before you start comparing your next HVAC unit.
- Geothermal Heat Pumps Can Be Used in Any Climate
According to a report by the U.S. Department of Energy, more than half of the Geothermal Heat Pump shipments in 2009 went to 10 states, to include Florida.
- Open and Closed-Loop Systems are Available
Most Geothermal Heat Pumps in the U.S. use ground heat exchangers to circulate fluid through a closed-loop design.
- Geothermal Heat Pumps are a Long-Term Investment
Initial costs associated with the installation of your GHP are several times higher than your traditional HVAC unit but within 10 years your energy savings will exceed your financial output.
- Geothermal Heat Pumps Reduce Peak Electricity Demands and Carbon Emissions
More efficient, these units can help reduce carbon emissions.
- Geothermal Heat Pumps Create U.S. Jobs
Buy local, the majority of the parts of GHPs are manufactured in the U.S. and installation creates a demand from the local economy.