5 Reasons to Consider Geothermal Heating – St. Louis HVAC Solutions
January 15, 2016
Talk with a St. Louis HVAC expert about geothermal solutions for your home.
Maybe the higher cost of installation or the thought of having to dig up that flower bed you had painstakingly planted made you pass on upgrading to a geothermal system. However important your reasons for not considering a geothermal heat pump for your home, there are five compelling ones that will make you reconsider.
Geothermal Heat Pumps Are More Efficient
The most efficient gas furnaces on the market are able to provide an efficiency rating between 90 and 94 percent. With a geothermal heat pump, you see an efficiency rating of at least 400%. In other terms, for every one unit of electrical energy used, you get four units of energy.
Geothermal Heat Pumps Operate Silently
Geothermal heat pumps are much quieter than your central air conditioning unit or current heat pump. There is no outdoor unit humming over your summer barbecues and no banging as they start up on a winter night. Geothermal heat pumps operate at the same sound level as your kitchen refrigerator, making it one of the most quiet components in your house.
Geothermal Heat Pumps Are Environmentally Friendly
Both the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency recognize that geothermal heat pumps are the most environmentally friendly way you can heat and cool your home. They do not produce the greenhouse gases that other types of systems do, such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. In addition to not directly contributing to poor air quality, they require less energy to run. Without the high demand for electricity, you will see a significant difference in your monthly utility bills as well as being responsible for further protecting the environment.
Geothermal Heat Pumps Improve Indoor Air Quality
No combustion from a geothermal heat pump means that there is never a chance for carbon monoxide or other gasses to enter your home from heating it. When combined with a high efficiency air cleaner, you achieve a high indoor air quality that will keep your entire family healthy.
A High Return on Your Investment
The initial cost of materials and installation often turn most homeowners off to upgrading to geothermal. However, not only will you see a drastic drop in your monthly heating and cooling costs, you will increase the overall value of your home by installing a more effective HVAC system.