Geothermal heat pumps are extremely safe, quiet and clean to operate
Because I live in an area with long, hot summers and shorter, milder winter weather, a heat pump is the ideal choice for temperature control. This type of system doesn’t burn fossil fuels to create heat but simply moves existing heat from one place to another. There are several different types of heat pumps, including ductless options, air-source and ground-source. A geothermal heat pump is by far the most expensive to purchase and install, and yet it is the most cost-effective choice. The higher startup cost is because of the excavation necessary to implement an underground loop system. This buried series of pipes takes advantage of the earth’s free and renewable energy source. The ground absorbs the sun’s heat and remains at a relatively stable temperature all year round. The geothermal system pulls existing heat from the ground, compresses it to a higher temperature and delivers it inside. During the summer months, the operation is reversed and the heat pump extracts heat from the indoor air to create a cooling effect. The typical geothermal heat pump achieves a 400% efficiency rating and costs around thirty dollars per month to heat/cool the average home. It not only minimizes negative impact on the environment but saves a great deal of money. Geothermal heat pumps are extremely safe, quiet and clean to operate. They provide a very gentle and even heating and cooling, avoid drying out the air in heating mode and do a good job of handling excess humidity. Plus, the installation of a geothermal heat pump adds a great deal of resale value to the home.