According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) are the most energy efficient, environmentally clean, and cost effective systems for temperature control.
Geothermal heat pump systems can reduce the energy needs of a building by 50%, and invisible once installed, and are maintenance free.
GHPs use the constant temperature of the earth to provide cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. A system of vertical (pictured) or horizontal pipe is laid underground to take advantage of the constant temperature of the earth. When regular heating and cooling units are struggling with outdoor temperatures below freezing or about 100F, a geothermal heat pump is working with the 50-60 degree temperatute of the earth, and therefore does much less work to provide a comfortable indoor air temperature.
Although the up front cost of GHP is higher than a traditional HVAC unit, the lifetime savings makes the investment pay out quickly. Contact us for an estimate and financial analysis for your home or business.