Geothermal energy can boost overall home comfort for Poquoson, Virginia, residents in many ways. In fact, the benefits that geothermal heat pumps offer are so attractive that more homeowners are performing this upgrade in their homes.
Unlike conventional air conditioners or heat pumps, geothermal systems run as quietly as a refrigerator because they don’t require an outdoor unit. Whether you’re outside gardening or indoors, your home will sound quieter and more pleasant. Plus, because there’s no outdoor unit, the system isn’t susceptible to wear and tear caused by extreme weather or vandalism.
Lower Operating Costs
One of the reasons more homeowners don’t choose geothermal heat pumps is the initial cost. Yes, installing a geothermal system is more expensive than a traditional HVAC unit, but you can’t beat its energy efficiency.
Since four units of energy are delivered for every single unit of electrical energy, geothermal heat pumps boast a lower operating cost. As a result, the lower operating costs pay for the system in no time.
Lower Life Cycle Costs
On top of enjoying lower operating costs, you won’t need to replace your system as often as a typical HVAC unit. The ground loop or pipes buried underground for the system have a 50-year warranty. The system itself is good for more than 15 years compared to the 10 years a traditional furnace offers. Of course, you’ll need to invest in regular HVAC maintenance to ensure the system stays in good working condition.
More homeowners are creating green homes with energy-efficient appliances and other eco-friendly considerations. Using a geothermal heat pump for your heating and cooling needs is one of the best green choices you can make for your home. Unlike conventional units, geothermal systems don’t emit carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases that contribute to air pollution.
Find out how a geothermal heat pump can dramatically improve your home comfort. Call Kearney & Sons at 757-269-9589 to learn more.
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