People are sometimes surprised to learn that geothermal power can be used to cool down a home. But the heat in the earth serves as an excellent medium for a heat pump: a “ground-source” heat pump can both draw heat from out of the earth to heat up a home and remove heat to the earth to cool down a home. When you have a geothermal system installed for your house, you are making an investment for year-round comfort. You are also making an investment in some other major advantages of geothermal cooling, as we’ll look at in this post.
Not every house or property will benefit from a geothermal heat pump; the underground coils that circulate refrigerant need sufficient space to work as well as the right ground conditions. If you are thinking about having a geothermal system installed for your home, contact AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning.
We have specialists in geothermal cooling in Clarksville, IN who will assist you with all your needs for geothermal heat pump installation.
3 benefits of a geothermal heat pump
- Reliability: One of the reasons that geothermal heat pumps have become popular is that they do not depend on the variable temperature of the outside air as a medium for heat exchange, and therefore they will not suffer from drops in efficiency because of weather extremes. The temperature of the earth at the point where the coils are buried remains steady around 55°F, no matter how hot or cold the surface temperature is. A geothermal heat pump always has a ready supply of heat to draw on for the winter and a place to desposit heat during the summer.
- Energy savings: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the constant temperature source available to geothermal heat pumps allows them to perform at two to three times greater the efficiency of a standard heat pump, and this means a significant drop in energy bills to cool and heat a home. Although geothermal heat pumps cost more to install than most home comfort systems, they will payback their upfront costs in 5–10 years on average.
- Longevity: Few home comfort systems have the immense lifespan potential of a geothermal heat pump. The indoor heat pump section will usually last around 20 years. The ground coils, however, can endure for more than 50. This enormous lifespan means you’ll have many years to receive energy savings from your geothermal heat pump long past the initial payback period.
Geothermal installation is a large task that requires specialists with extensive training and experience. To schedule an appointment to see if geothermal cooling in Clarksville, IN will work for your home, call AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning. We offer straightforward pricing so you will always know the cost of our services before we start work.