Geothermal heat pumps offer unmatched benefits over traditional heating and cooling systems, including:
- Lower operating costs: A geothermal system can cut utility bills by 30 to 50 percent compared to conventional heating and cooling systems.
- Environmental impact: Ground-source heat is naturally renewable and non-polluting.
- Lower maintenance costs: All equipment is protected indoors or underground.
- Life span: A geothermal system can have a life expectancy of up to 30 years; ground loops are often warranted for up to 50 years.
- Single system: Geothermal equipment provides both heating and cooling in one system.
- Indoor comfort: Geothermal systems eliminate the drafts common with conventional forced-air systems.
- Design flexibility: Geothermal systems can be easily and inexpensively subdivided or expanded to fit building remodeling or additions.
- Energy efficiency: A geothermal heat pump can move more than three units of heat energy for every one unit of electrical energy used to power the system.
- Safety: No dangers of gas leaks or carbon monoxide poisoning.
Investing in a geothermal system can cut residential energy costs by 30 percent over natural gas systems, and up to 50 percent over electric resistance heating.
The cost of an average three-ton geothermal system for a 2,000 square foot home is comparable to a traditional system. You'll also need to consider the added cost of installing the ground loop. This will vary on the type of loop chosen.
An energy-efficient geothermal system can be an investment that will help protect your bottom line for years to come.
In addition to energy savings, your business will also benefit from lower maintenance costs, more usable space and better comfort for employees and customers.