Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pumps
At a time when it’s more important than ever to reduce our environmental footprint, the biggest impact we can make starts right in our own homes. Nearly 5000 kWh per year is used per person in the United States, which is a staggering five times the average for the rest of the world.
A great deal of this energy use comes from heating and cooling. If we could reduce costs and practice energy-efficient protocols when regulating temperatures, we could begin to turn the boat around with respect to excessive energy use.
Harnessing heat and energy from the earth is not a new concept. In fact, geothermal pumps have been in use since the 1940s, but this energy-efficient solution for heating and cooling has started to become more popular than ever. The popularity of these systems is due in large part to the following benefits.
They Cost Less
Even the highest-efficiency gas furnace has an efficiency rating of 98%. Geothermal energy is able to deliver a whopping 400% efficiency rating! Rather than creating it by burning or consuming something else, geothermal pumps are transferring heat. This more efficient way of using what already exists can lower your energy bills by as much as 70%.
They Are Environmentally Friendly
Both the U.S. Department of Energy and the EPA have determined that geothermal systems are the most environmentally friendly way to regulate a home’s temperature. Geothermal pumps do not emit harmful greenhouse gases or carbon monoxide that can contribute to air pollution. Low electricity demands from a geothermal pump can also reduce your carbon footprint without compromising your system function.
They Last Longer Than Other Systems
Geothermal systems can operate clean and green for well over 20 years. A typical furnace, on the other hand, will give you 10-15 good years before you have to start making significant repairs. This longer operation allows you to save money on utility costs and repair bills, yet another way to save money with a more efficient system.
Ready to Go Geothermal? Try Us!
If you’ve been considering geothermal energy for your home, trust the professionals at De Soto Electrical Products. Serving valued clients in the De Soto area since 1965, we have solutions for heating and cooling repair, installation, and maintenance for furnaces, air conditioners, ductless systems, and heat pumps. We also provide electrical repairs, indoor air quality solutions, and backup generator services. Contact us today for more information!