Geothermal heat pumps are one of the most cost-effective, energy efficient and environmentally clean space conditioning systems that are available. About seventy percent of the energy that these systems use comes in form of renewable energy from the ground. Actually, high efficient geothermal furnaces are said to be approximately forty eight percent more efficient compared to gas furnaces and seventy five percent more than oil furnaces. They are also forty three percent more efficient when they are being used in cooling mode.
The operation cost of the geothermal heat pumps is quite lower compared to other types of heat pumps. While the most efficient gas furnace has an efficiency rating that does not exceed 94%, a geothermal heat pump delivers an efficiency rating of 400%. For every single unit of electrical energy, four units of energy are delivered. This in no way bends the laws of physics. This is because geothermal heat pumps usually transfer heat as opposed to creating it by burning something. If you get a good efficiency comfort system, it will lower your bill significantly up to 70%.
The geothermal heat pump also delivers less noise during its operation. It does not have an outside unit like air conditioners and other types of heat pumps. The geothermal units are very smooth as well as very quiet in their operation. They are quiet just like a refrigerator. These units are also quite reliable because they are not subjected to any wear or tear that occurs as a result of snow, rain, ice or vandalism. They offer the most environmentally friendly way of heating and cooling a home. Unlike other comfort systems, the geothermal heat pumps do not emit carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide as well as other greenhouse gases that could cause pollution of air.
Since geothermal heating systems have less demand for electricity, the peak grid demand as well as the need for more generating plants is low. And since there is no combustion when the geothermal heat pump is working, there is no chance of carbon monoxide poisoning which is a very risky situation. With addition of high efficiency cleaners for these systems, a high indoor level quality can be attained. You can also use geothermal heating system for many years without experiencing any problems. They are usually good for 15 years and over as long as regular maintenance is observed. Its ground loop that consists of pipes buried in the yard usually has a warranty of over 50 years.
Last but not least, geothermal heat pump systems allow for design flexibility and they can be suitable for installation in both new as well as retrofit situations. Since their hardware does not require a lot of space compared to conventional HVAC systems, the equipment room can be extremely scaled in size. As a result, this will