As the temperatures begin to drop in Northeast Ohio, we’re reminded how brutal Ohio winters can get. It’s no secret that the biting temperatures outside can put quite a strain on your HVAC system and your budget. If you’re considering replacing your heating system this season, consider the energy-efficient and money-saving benefits of a geothermal heat pump.
Although it sounds like a relatively new technology, geothermal heating systems have been keeping homeowners cozy since the late 1940s. These pumps work much like conventional heat pumps, but geothermal heating pumps use the heat a few feet below the earth’s surface as the primary medium rather than outside air. While the temperature above the surface can fluctuate drastically from season to season, the temperature below remains constant, around 50, and provides a steady source of energy for your heat pump.
One thing to keep in mind is that geothermal heat pumps are extremely versatile. In addition to heating your home during the winter, geothermal pumps also cool your home and can heat your water. Geothermal heat pump systems can be closed loop, open loop or hybrid, and the type of system you choose depends greatly on your location, soil conditions and installation budget.
When comparing heating systems for their homes, many consumers are concerned that the initial cost of geothermal is not worth the service they provide. While geothermal heating systems are generally more expensive than other conventional heating systems, they require less energy to run. Less energy consumption in your home translates into lower utility bills and thus a geothermal heat pump eventually will pay for itself.
Additionally, these heat pumps use a renewable energy source, which means they are less harmful to the environment. Eco-friendly options, like geothermal heat pumps, are a great investment for any Cleveland area homeowner looking to reduce his or her carbon footprint. Contact Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbingfor more information about geothermal heating systems and other energy-saving HVAC opportunities.
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