Whenever “clean energy” is uttered, some homeowners think of wind or solar power. It may be because they are the most used forms of clean energy. However, they aren’t the only sources of clean energy. There’s another highly efficient clean energy beneath your feet, and that is geothermal energy. Geothermal-powered heat pumps provide homes with energy-efficient cooling and heating options. With geothermal energy, you’ll only use small electrical energy to harness stable and abundant energy stored below the earth’s surface. Upon reaching the energy, you can enjoy continuous heating or cooling of your Plano, TX home using the geothermal heat pumps. Hence, if you are an environmentally conscious homeowner looking to save a fortune in energy use, you should talk to your AC repair company about installing geothermal heat pumps. Installing these systems will have the following benefits.
Highly Energy Efficient
These systems leverage the fact that 50ft or more underneath remains constantly hot at about 50- 60F. This is irrespective of the time of the year or the surface temperatures. Therefore, rather than using the energy for heating, cooling, or circulating the air at your home, the energy is used only for transferring heat into your home during winter and off from your home when summer comes. This means that you’ll only be using a little energy to heat or cool your home, meaning that you will pay less at the end of the month. While other energy-efficient standard heating and cooling systems are about 95% efficient, geothermal heat pumps have an efficiency rating of 300-500%. Hence, you should have an AC repair company install such a system at your home. Besides, you can get tax credits when you install such a system. Talk to your HVAC technician about the available rebates and tax credits.
Reduced Utility Bills
As explained above, installing geothermal heat pumps in your home means that you enjoy high energy efficiency. This means only one thing: you will be getting lower energy utility bills at the end of the month. Compared to other heating and air conditioning systems, the geothermal heating and cooling system can save you over 70% on energy utility every month. Have you been overwhelmed by the heating and air conditioning energy utility bills? An AC repair company can install a geothermal cooling or heating system at your home. Although the initial installation cost might be high, you will enjoy great indoor temperatures for a long time. The savings on energy utility bills per month will accumulate, and within time, you will recoup the money you put down for installing this system.
One of the main benefits of having an AC repair company install a geothermal heat pump is that it is an all-season system. It ensures that your Plano, TX home is exceptionally comfortable throughout the year. These systems can consistently heat your home during the cold season without the sudden hot air blasts associated with gas furnaces. The geothermal heat pump can consistently blow cool air during the hot months. Better yet, the geothermal heat pumps provide naturally dehumidified cool air. Thus, you don’t have to call your AC repair company to install a dehumidifier. Compared to other HVAC systems, geothermal heat pumps can ensure your home has superior comfort.
Unlike the standard heating and air conditioning systems, geothermal heat pumps operate without generating any noise as they don’t have an outdoor condensing unit. These systems are designed for silent or quiet operation. Hence, you and your family can enjoy your home’s peaceful indoor atmosphere. This increases concentration for you or your studying kids. Are you the kind of a homeowner that loves quiet, serene atmospheres at your home? Talk with your reliable AC repair company about the possibility of installing a geothermal heat pump at your home.
No Fumes, Odors, or an Open Flame
Conventional HVAC systems are electrically or gas-powered. This means that they have flames that produce fumes. You might start noticing different smells if there is a gas or refrigerant leak. These can affect the comfort of your home and even lower indoor air quality. Additionally, flame rollouts from your standard HVAC system pose a significant threat of fire at your home.
On the other hand, geothermal heat pumps don’t use oil, propane, or natural gas. They tap on the readily available heat under the earth’s crust. They don’t have pilot lights, odors, or fumes. Hence, when an AC repair company installs a geothermal heat pump, you’ll never have to worry about issues such as gas or refrigerant leaks, carbon monoxide poisoning, or fire risk.
Less Maintenance, Longer Lifespan
Unlike the conventional heating and air conditioning systems with a furnace and an air conditioner, the same equipment heats and cools your Plano, TX home in a geothermal heat pump. This means that there are fewer components to get damaged. Additionally, geothermal heat pumps don’t have an outdoor system susceptible to precipitation, weather, debris, vandalism, and extreme temperatures. Hence, they are simple to maintain and highly reliable. The underground geothermal heat pump loop system is a one-time installation that can last for over 50 years.
On the other hand, the heat pump’s interior can last for over 20 years. This is twice the lifespan as that of a standard HVAC system. However, less maintenance doesn’t mean that an AC repair company shouldn’t service these heating and cooling systems.
Environmentally Sound Technology
Geothermal heat pumps don’t use any fossil fuels. This means that they do not emit greenhouse gases. Even the carbon emissions for the very little electricity are negligible. These systems can be installed at your home during construction or even retrofitted for existing homes. However, you should consult a reliable, experienced AC repair company for proper installation and appliance sizing.
Go Green with Geothermal Heat Pumps
Do you want a geothermal heat pump installation in Dallas? Contact us at One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas.