Geothermal Heat Pumps & How They Can Save You Money
The average cost of electricity each month in the Oklahoma is $117.28. However, this is in addtion to the other utility bills you pay.
If you want to decrease the amount you pay in utilities, a geothermal heat pump could be the solution you need. Read on to learn more about these fascinating systems.
Geothermal Systems and Their Parts
Geothermal systems have three main parts that play a role in how the system works. The parts are a ground loop, heat pump, and air distribution system.
The ground loop is buried in the ground vertically or horizontally. As underground pipes, they assist with heat exchange.
The heat pump exchanges heat between the ground loop system and the air. It takes heat from the ground or the air to heat or cool the home.
The air distribution system is what delivers the heated or cooled air to the home. Geothermal HVAC systems use ductwork to spread the necessary temperature throughout the house.
How Does a Geothermal Heat Pump Work?
A geothermal system exchanges heat between the air and the ground. The temperatures below the ground stays around 62 degrees year-round. Because of this, there is always significant FREE energy available.
Fluid in the ground absorbs heat from the Earth. The fluid gets pumped through the ground loop to the heat pump inside the home.
The heat exchanger piece of the heat pump uses the energy to warm the air through the unit. This air then circulates through the ductwork into a home.
Geothermal heat pumps can actually be used for air conditioning too. As part of the HVAC system, this ground source heating technology extracts heat from the air and transfers it to fluid.
The fluid gets pumped through the ground loop carrying the heat. The heat gets deposited into the earth.
How Can a Geothermal System Save You Money?
Saving money is at the top of every homeowner’s list. With a geothermal heating system, you can benefit from lower utility and maintenance bills.
This system can cost more to install than a traditional central air system, but the savings make it worth the upfront fees in the long run. You can recoup the costs in just five years!
A homeowner will also notice immediate savings on heating and cooling costs when they transition from a conventional heating system. The savings are all thanks to the clean, renewable energy this system uses, along with small amounts of electricity.
Even the cost to maintain the system is lower because the lifespan of a geothermal heat pump is longer. The underground components are unexposed making them less likely to break.
Ready to Save Money?
If your traditional heating and cooling system is costing you more than you can afford, consider a geothermal heat pump.
The geothermal system uses the sun for renewable energy that is clean for your home. When you install this system, you can benefit from lower energy bills and maintenance fees.
Contact us today to get your professional installation started.