With winter temperatures settled in, you may be wondering about your heater and heating bill. These thoughts might spark the idea of installing a geothermal heat pump. A geothermal heat pump is installed underground and uses the earth’s warm core temperatures to heat your home. A geothermal heat pump is considered one of the most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly ways to heat your Limerick, Pennsylvania, home.
While expensive to purchase and install, a geothermal heat pump will save you money over the course of its life. Once installed, a geothermal heat pump will save 25 to 50 percent on your heating and air conditioning bills. Installation is less expensive on new builds than replacing a traditional heating system.
The money savings you see when using a geothermal pump is due to its efficient use of energy. Because the earth stays a constant 50 degrees, heating your home with a geothermal pump takes less energy. Instead of heating cold outside air, warm air from below ground is used.
When heating your home with a geothermal heat pump, you’re heating your home by using a renewable energy source: the natural heat contained within the earth. There’s no need for combustion and greenhouse gas emissions with a geothermal heat pump. This makes the geothermal heat pump the most environmentally friendly way to heat your home.
Protection from the elements and few moving parts mean that a geothermal heat pump is very low maintenance and long-lived. The geothermal heat pump’s ground loops typically last about 50 years and the indoor unit typically lasts about 25 years.
Not only is a geothermal heat pump low maintenance, it’s also quiet to operate. There’s no outdoor unit with a compressor and the indoor unit is about as noisy as a refrigerator.
If you’re interested in installing a geothermal heat pump or need repairs on an existing system, don’t hesitate to set an appointment with New Age Air by calling 610-298-0271.
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