Geothermal Heat Pumps | Air Conditioning Katy, Texas
Geothermal heat pumps tap into the consistent temperatures that are located in the ground beneath the lawn. The consistent temperatures in the soil offer a valuable energy source that can significantly decrease your electrical costs each month. This system runs on electricity and utilizes the earth’s thermal energy to pre-condition the refrigerant used for heating and air conditioning in Katy, Texas. Carrier’s popular Hybrid Heat® system will efficiently heat and air condition your home all year long with a geothermal heat pump.
Lower Operating Costs
The most efficient gas furnace on the market can average only one fourth of the efficiency provided by a geothermal heat pump. Geothermal systems accomplish it with the heat pump technology of transferring heat, not creating it. This system can result in significant savings on your cost of heating and air conditioning in Katy, Texas, while reducing your home’s carbon footprint.
Unlike traditional air conditioners or heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps run smoothly and are quiet in operation. This is especially an advantage when the outdoor HVAC system is located near bedrooms, and is a feature your neighbor will also appreciate.
The EPA and U.S. Department of Energy recognize geothermal heat pumps as an environmentally friendly means of providing heating and air conditioning in Katy, Texas, while saving on energy costs. Given the costs and environmental impact of other energy sources such as oil, the EPA encourages the installation of energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system alternatives.
Clean and Safe
Unlike gas heat, there is no combustion process in an electric heat pump, and this includes the geothermal unit. Electric heat operates cleanly, meaning there is no deadly carbon monoxide produced to endanger you and your loved ones.
Superior Life Span
With proper maintenance, a geothermal heat pump will typically last for 25 years, while the underground components have an expected lifespan of 50 years under normal conditions.
An Investment That Continues to Give
A geothermal heat pump is an investment. It is applicable for retrofit applications and new home construction projects. The energy savings can offset the costs of the installation over a reasonable period of time. With tax credits and rebates, the return on your investment can potentially be in as little as 3-5 years.
The geothermal heat pump system installation is priced higher than air source heat pumps, because of the need to install a ground heat exchanger. This connection beneath the ground is what enables this system to yield up to 4 kilowatts of heat for every 1 kilowatt of electricity.
You will want to ensure that you are hiring an HVAC technician with ample experience with geothermal installation. Problems can arise if the design and installation of the ground heat exchanger are provided by an installer who is not proficient in the installation of these systems. Experience and knowledge is essential to your satisfaction and the performance of geothermal heating and air conditioning in Katy, Texas.
If you are considering having this system installed, contact us and we will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision on the purchase of a geothermal heating and air conditioning in Katy, Texas vs. other HVAC alternatives. Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning’s certified and experienced HVAC technicians offer the expertise required for the proper installation of a geothermal heat pump system, as well as other installations, repair and maintenance. We serve Katy, Plano and the surrounding areas. We are a member of the BBB with a consistent A+ rating.