Geothermal Heat Pump System| Heating and Air Conditioning
The geothermal heat pump system is highly regarded for its superior efficiency. The geothermal system provides a comfortable home more efficiently than any other system. Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of the relatively consistent temperature of the ground beneath your lawn, or the water contained in a pond or well. It runs on electricity, but uses the earth’s thermal energy to pre-condition the refrigerant used to heat and cool your home regardless of how extreme the outside temperature is.
Geothermal systems are experiencing a growing popularity for their energy efficiency, reliability and extended lifespan. Furthermore, the technology offers an optional hot water, supplemental system that provides free hot water during the summer.
If you own property and are considering your heating and air conditioning options for energy efficiency, geothermal may be the system for you. You may want to consider the 30% federal tax credit is set to expire at the end of this year. Furthermore, check into additional incentives that can reduce your costs of installation with State, county, local and energy suppliers for rebates and credits. Ultimately, there has never been a better time for geothermal installation than now.
How it Works
The closed loop geothermal heat pump system uses a heat pump connected to a loop system buried 4 to 6 feet below the earth’s surface. The pump connects to the indoor air handler that moves conditioned air throughout your home via the duct system.
The loop system can be installed in the vertical or horizontal position. The horizontal field cost less to install, but requires more land for installation. The vertical installation requires less land, but is more costly to install. In addition, if a pond is available, it may provide an alternative to ground installation.
The Benefits of Geothermal
When you are exploring energy efficient options for your home’s heating and air conditioning, consider a geothermal system. Geothermal heating and cooling offer the following benefits:
• Geothermal systems can lower your home’s energy costs for heating by as much as 70 percent, and up to 40 percent on air conditioning.
• Geothermal systems offer quiet operation.
• Geothermal heat pumps are considered the most efficient heating and air conditioning system available today.
Every HVAC system requires maintenance to ensure that it’s working properly, and to maintain energy efficiency and performance. Maintenance includes inspection, cleaning, and tuning up. Maintenance on any heating and air conditioning system ensures a long lifespan and performance. In addition, it allows developing issues to be repaired before they become they turn into major damage and costly repairs.
Whether your geothermal system is not functioning as efficiently as it once did, or you want to schedule maintenance, Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning can provide professional service for all of your geothermal maintenance needs.
The geothermal heat pump system is not your typical air source heating and air conditioning system. If your loop system is going in the ground, excavation is required. The pipes comprising the loop system require accurate sizing, and careful location to ensure proper function, an extended lifespan, and optimal efficiency. Geothermal systems last a long time, about 50 years for the loop system, and 25 years on the heat pump. However, attaining the typical lifespan depends largely on the quality of the installation.
For additional information about a geothermal heating and air conditioning system, call Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning. Our professionals will discuss the advantages of the geothermal heat pump system, and evaluate your home and property to ensure that geothermal technology is right for you. Our HVAC technicians have the expertise required for quality HVAC services for your home. Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning serve Katy, Plano and the surrounding areas, and is a member of the BBB with a consistent A+ rating.