Consumers have a lot of choices these days when it comes to heating and cooling systems. One option is right below their feet—taking advantage of the earth’s constant underground temperature nearly 30 feet below the surface.
Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs), also known as ground-source heat pumps, can heat, cool, and even supply hot water to a home by transferring heat to or from the ground. This technology has been keeping consumers comfortable for more than 50 years and can cut energy bills by up to 65% compared to traditional HVAC units.
GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMPS CAN BE USED IN ANY CLIMATE
Geothermal heat pumps can operate in any climate—hot or cold—because of the earth’s constant underground temperature (from 45° to 75° F depending on location). In fact, millions of GHP systems are already heating and cooling homes and businesses worldwide, and that includes all 50 U.S. states.
OPEN AND CLOSED-LOOP SYSTEMS
Consumers have several options to consider when it comes to selecting a GHP system, including closed- or open-loop designs. The majority (85%) of GHPs in the United States use ground heat exchangers to circulate fluid through a closed-loop design. The pipes are typically made of plastic tubing and are buried horizontally (up to 6 feet deep) or vertically (up to 600 feet deep). The design of a ground heat exchange system can vary and depends on the climate, soil conditions, land availability, accessibility to groundwater or surface water bodies, and local installation costs at the site.
GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMPS LAST A LONG TIME
Think of GHPs as a long-term investment. They’re built to last and have extremely long life spans. Expect to get around 25 years out of GHP indoor components (i.e. the heat pump) and 50-plus years for ground loops.
Although installation costs can be up to several times more expensive, GHPs are up to 65% more efficient than traditional HVAC units and pay themselves back over time in energy savings—typically within 10 years.
GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMPS REDUCE PEAK ELECTRICITY DEMANDS AND CARBON EMISSIONS
As mentioned above, GHPs are more energy efficient than traditional HVAC systems and can help lighten the load on the electric grid, especially during summer peak demand. In addition, they can help reduce carbon emissions thanks to their high efficiency.
What To Expect...
The technicians from Total Comfort Solutions arrive equipped to handle a wide range of problems, striving to get the job done right in a single visit if at all possible. If replacement parts are necessary, we will do our best to get you back to perfect comfort in no time. We work on all makes and models, regardless of age, and keep your best interest as our priority, whether the more affordable option is repair or replace. If a new air conditioning unit is necessary, we partner with the top names in the industry, offering refreshingly high SEER, peace-of-mind warranties, and the latest innovations on the market today.
When you’re in the market for air conditioning repair in Warrington, Warminster, Newtown, Jamison, Chalfont & Doylestown, PA, look no further. Total Comfort Solutions has provided premium HVAC service to our friends and neighbors since 1980, expanding our client list through superior workmanship, outstanding dedication and in-depth training. For perfect home comfort, there’s no better choice than Total Comfort Solutions.