Looking For Heating Efficiency? Dig Beneath The Surface With A Geothermal System

Posted On: December 12, 2011

With the high price of energy, homeowners across the country are trying to find ways to reduce the amount they pay on their utility bills. With a geothermal heat pump system, you can heat and cool your home in an extremely efficient manner. By transferring thermal energy between the ground and the inside of your house, a geothermal system can produce optimal levels of comfort in your home at a fraction of the price that standard heating systems can.

These efficient heating systems can be used to produce heat in the winter and cool air in the summer. And, even when it’s extremely cold outside, the temperature below ground remains at an even level, somewhere around 50 degrees. This warmth in the ground provides geothermal systems with the medium to exchange energy and use it to produce conditioned air for your home.

On a day with a fairly low temperature, it’s estimated that an air-source heat pump system will use energy at an efficiency rate of 175-250 percent. However, a geothermal system, in the same temperature, can use energy at a much more efficient rate of 300-600 percent.

Aside from being able to produce both hot and cold air, a geothermal heat pump system can also supply your home with hot water. And geothermal systems, on average, operate without as much noise, are more durable, and need less maintenance work than air-source systems do.

Even the one downfall to adding a geothermal heat pump to your home has a positive side to it. While geothermal heat pumps are more expensive than traditional heating/cooling systems, their effective rate of energy consumption will lower your utility bills so significantly that, within just a few years, you will save more than enough to make up for the initial cost of the system.

Also, to further reduce the impact of the high cost of a geothermal system, the federal government is offering a tax credit of 30 percent for the purchase and installation of a geothermal heat pump. The credit runs through 2016 and has no upward limit.

For more information on geothermal heat pump systems, contact the professionals at Ernst Heating & Coolingtoday. We’re always happy to help.

Ernst Heating & Cooling services Hamel, Illinois and the surrounding areas. Visit our website to see our special offersand get started today!      

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