The upper10 feet of the earth maintains a nearly consistent temperature between 50° and60°F. Similar to a caves consistent temperature, the ground temperature iswarmer than the air above it in the winter and cooler than the air during thesummer. Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of the nearly consistentground temperatures to provide heating and air conditioning of homes andother buildings.
Inaddition, during the summer the Carrier geothermal unit offers the optional advantageof heating hot water. This reduces the workload on the water heater, and thecost of energy to produce it, reducing your summer time energy bill evenfurther.
Geothermalheat pumps consumeconsiderably less energy than conventional systems, since they exchange heat inthe ground, instead of working against the temperatures of the outdoor air. Notonly does this save you money on the cost of energy, it reduces air pollutionand your home’s carbon footprint.
Inaddition, the reduced workload on the system provides the advantage ofextending its lifespan. The ground loop system has an expected lifespan of 50years or more, while the heat pumpitself experiences an expected lifespan of 25 years.
The returnon your investment occurs in a reasonable amount of time, and continues to saveyou money during the years to come. When compared to conventional heatingand air conditioning systems, the geothermal heat pump provides cooling at 50%less cost, while heating costs range from 40% to 70% less.
Accordingto the EPA, geothermal heating and air conditioning systems are the mostenergy efficient systems available. A geothermal system will produce four timesthe amount of energy it consumes.
If you areinterested in learning more about the geothermalheat pump installation, the first step is to speak with a Cypress Heatingand Air Conditioning professional. There are a number of factors that affectthe ability to install the system considered the gold standard by many. Forexample, climate, soil type and depth, the amount of land available, and thepresence of rocky soil will affect the type of loop a geothermal heat pump willrequire on your location. If your property has a pond or lake, for example, youmay want to consider a different type of geothermal system utilizing the water,instead of the ground for the loop system.
Inaddition, if you have very little land available, you may still be able to havethe geothermal system. Vertical loops can be installed requiring less landavailability. However, the geothermal heat pump is not your typical heating and air conditioning system.Installation requires an installer with specialized training, experience, andproficiency in geothermal technology and installation. A qualified installer ensuresthe intended performance of the geothermal heatingand air conditioning system.
Contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule the installation of a geothermalheating and air conditioning system.Our NATE certified HVAC techniciansoffer the skill and expertise required for the proper installation of geothermal heat pumps. Our expertsserve Katy, Plano and the surrounding areas. Cypress Heating and AirConditioning is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.