Geothermal and Me

Ground Source Heat Pumps offer great benefits:

  • Your system can provide forced air heating and cooling and/or radiant heating system
  • Some can save you up to 50% on your water-heating bill by using a preheat tank for hot water
  • The earth loop is constructed of high grade components that are buried in the ground and usually carry a 75 year warranty.
  • Takes up about the same space as a traditional heating/cooling unit
  • Cuts energy consumption by 75% and reduces maintenance costs
  • Provides consistent temperature throughout the home, eliminating the hot and cold spots common with other systems
  • No outside unit to cause a noisy, unpleasant environment outside the home
  • No exposed equipment outdoors; children or pets cannot injure themselves or damage exterior units
  • No open flame, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, flammable fuel or potentially dangerous fuel storage tanks

Ground Source Heat Pumps are environmentally friendly:

  • Conserve natural resources by providing climate control efficiently and thus lowering emissions
  • Minimize ozone layer destruction by using factory-sealed refrigeration systems, which will seldom or never have to be recharged
  • Uses underground loops to transfer heat, with no external venting or air pollution
  • Reduces carbon footprint

Ground Source Heat Pumps offer great savings:

  • The most efficient residential heating and cooling systems available today (according to EPA)
  • By using the earth energy to provide 70% of your home's heating needs, most systems have efficiencies of 350%
  • Cooling efficiencies are 20% to 40% higher than available air conditioners
  • Save money in operating and maintenance costs
  • Investments recouped in only a few years
  • Positive cash flow; energy savings usually exceed the cost of the system
  • Some utilities offer rebates or incentives to their customers who purchase GSHPs