Geothermal heat pumps are one way of investing in reliable and renewable energy sources which can provide homes with comfort at a low cost for years to come.
Homes boasting a geothermal heat pump can look forward to benefits such as reduced electricity usage by 25 to 50 percent. In fact, your heat pump is an intelligent system which uses one unit of electricity to provide you with three.
These systems also offer ideal zone conditioning, allowing for separate areas of your home to be heated or cooled to different temperatures. This is a great benefit, as it can save energy and help make your home more comfortable by only heating or cooling areas as needed.
The systems are reliable and tend to last longer than conventional systems, as they have few moving parts. Few parts means less wear and tear. Another benefit: Geothermal heat pumps are also a lot quieter.
When choosing a geothermal heat pump, a trained professional will take into account whether your individual site’s characteristics are suitable. Shallow ground temperatures tend to be pretty consistent throughout the U.S., but there are other factors you should consider, such as geology, hydrology and land availability.
Whether choosing a ground-source or water-source heat pump, the unit’s efficiency will be indicated by the coefficient of performance, otherwise known as COP. This is the ratio of heat measured in British thermal units (BTUs). Cooling efficiency is measured differently, reflected in the energy efficiency ratio, or EER.
For more information and advice on renewable energy sources and installing geothermal heat pumps, contact the Rheem Pro Partner today.
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