If you are trying to significantly lower energy consumption in your Hampton, Virginia home, there are actually many effective strategies that you can implement. However, one major step in going green and improving energy efficiency, is to install a geothermal heat pump instead of a traditional heating and cooling system.

Generate Green Energy

Rather than relying on electricity to cool your home or natural gas to heat it, geothermal heat pumps actually absorb energy from the ground around your home. The system uses electricity only to power the fan, pump, and compressor. While the air temperatures in Hampton vary greatly throughout the year, topping out in the 90s in the summer and dipping down to the 30s in winter, the ground temperature stays relatively consistent. Geothermal systems, also known as ground-source heat pumps, harness these moderate underground temperatures and use a piping system, called an earth loop to deliver this green energy to your home.

Produce More Energy Than You Use

Many new air conditioning systems boast high-efficiency levels, especially those with Energy Star labels. Some even approach 100 percent efficiency, which means they waste almost no energy during the course of normal operation. No standard systems come close to the efficiency levels of geothermal units, though. Geothermal pumps have performance ratings that exceed those of other systems.

Save Green While Going Green

In addition to offering impressive energy savings, geothermal pumps help you save big on your utility bills. Because geothermal units are so efficient, they require far less power to heat and cool your home, allowing you to realize huge energy savings on your utility bills. These systems are also made to last and so rarely require repair or maintenance, allowing you to save even more. Because the systems last for many years, you could easily replace your air conditioning system two or three times before there’s a need to even consider replacing any part of the geothermal system.

Contact Kearney & Sons, Inc., your local geothermal heating and cooling experts at 757-269-9589. Our knowledgeable staff can provide you with more information about installing and maintaining geothermal systems.