As energy prices continue to rise, monthly utility bills eat up more and more of your salary. America is dependent on other countries for the majority of its energy needs. Energy will only get more expensive. Do you need a break from these rising costs?
Geothermal heat pumps are by far the most energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions available. They can reduce your utility costs dramatically. You’ve likely heard of them, but do you know much about them?
In this article, you will first learn how geothermal heat pumps work. You will then learn how much you can actually save by installing one in your home.
How does a geothermal heat pump work?
A heat pump transfers warmth from one area into an area with a lower temperature. A geothermal heat pump is a special type of heat pump that transports this warmth through a coil. One end of this coil is buried deep inside the ground. The other end runs through the house.
A special refrigerant runs through this coil and acts as the medium to transfer the heat. The temperature remains fairly constant and moderate during the winter and summer where the coil is buried in the ground. This allows the heat pump to grab pleasant temperatures year-round.
During winter, the refrigerant is warmed as it runs deep into the ground. It is then transported through the coil into the house, where the heat is released. In the summer, this process is reversed. Heat is absorbed from the house and transported deep into the ground, where the refrigerant cools.
How well does this translate into utility savings?
A geothermal heat pump runs on electricity. Its coil transports between 3 to 5 times more heat energy than the electricity it uses to operate. That means it is more than 100% energy efficient!
This heat pump will save up to 70% versus conventional heater s and air conditioners. This will translate into immense monthly savings on monthly utility costs. As energy costs continue to rise, these savings increase dramatically.
This means that it can take as little as 4 to 5 years to save enough money in utility costs to pay for the cost of replacement versus a conventional oil or natural gas heater.
What’s more, modern geothermal heat pumps last much longer than ordinary heating and cooling units. Earlier heat pump models from 25 to 30 years ago are still operating efficiently today. The lifespan of modern heat pumps will be longer, as their quality has increased.
Finally, consider that the federal government will grant tax credits for heat pump installation. This is due to the “green” movement, and the government will give you up to $500 credit.
How Can You Find Out More About Geothermal Heat Pumps?
Do you have an old furnace and air conditioning units that need replacement? Or maybe you have a window air conditioning unit that doesn’t do its job. Give careful consideration to obtaining a geothermal heat pump.
To find out if it may be a good option for you, contact the professionals at Auchinachie Plumbing, Heating and Air. They have been doing business in New York for over a century and is a leader in installing Binghamton geothermal heat pumps. Call today for a free consultation!