Geothermal Heat Pump Systems Offer Delaware Residents 5 Benefits
Have you thought about the possibility of adding a geothermal heat pump to your Delaware area home? This less-conventional home heating and cooling solution provides five major benefits over traditional HVAC options. Here’s a glimpse of each one.
Lower energy bills
The most efficient furnace you can find on the market today is about 94 percent efficient. This seems impressive until you realize that a geothermal heat pump delivers 400 percent efficiency without breaking a sweat. This means one unit of electrical energy is consumed for every four units of energy the heat pump delivers, which is made possible by the fact that geothermal systems transfer heat rather than burning a fuel to generate heat. The result: up to 70 percent savings on your energy bills.
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency both endorse geothermal heat pumps as one of the most eco-friendly ways to heat and cool a home. They have no harmful emissions and require a small amount of electricity to function at their peak.
No outdoor compressor
The components of a geothermal heat pump are located underground and inside your home, meaning the yard is a quiet place to relax once again. Having no outdoor unit also means no fear of damage from weather, careless children or vandalism.
Clean and safe
With no combustible fuels, open flames, or carbon monoxide, add your family’s safety to the list of geothermal heat pump benefits. Long life cycle The heat pump itself can last 15 to 20 years with proper preventative maintenance (a furnace lasts seven to ten years). Then, the underground portion typically comes with a 50-year warranty. This long life cycle combined with incredible energy efficiency allows a geothermal heat pump to pay for itself a few times over. This means more cash in your pocket each month to spend on other things.
To learn more about upgrading to a geothermal heat pump, please contact Sobieski Services today. Our goal is to help educate our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC & plumbing systems).
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