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You Can Save by Switching to a Geothermal Heat Pump

You are always looking for ways to save money and be more energy efficient as you try to manage indoor comfort in your Chesapeake, Virginia home. If the upcoming winter season has you concerned about heating costs, it may be time to look into geothermal systems. Geothermal heat pumps offer certain advantages over traditional HVAC systems. The energy-efficient and environmentally friendly option of geothermal heat pumps is the latest in HVAC technology that can end up saving you a lot in the long-term.

How Geothermal Systems Work

A geothermal system consists of a loop (earth loop), which is a system of polyethylene pipes buried in the ground. It also uses an indoor air handling unit. Geothermal systems use energy from the earth to heat and cool your home. It is able to use the earth as its temperature source because underground temperatures remain more constant throughout the year than atmospheric temperatures. The system either carriers heat to your home or removes it via the earth loop. Electricity is needed to operate the fan, pump, and compressor.

Benefits of Installing a Geothermal Heat Pump

Many persons might not consider a geothermal system because they do not know how it works, and it seems to be too large an investment. However, geothermal heat pumps offer many advantages that make them a worthwhile option.

  • You can recover part of the cost of your geothermal system through federal tax refunds. This will include expenditures on labor, installation, and the system itself. You will need to consider any restrictions that may apply to your system.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling is one of the most efficient systems you can buy for controlling the temperature in your home. Most geothermal heat pumps receive very high-performance ratings, which reflects significant energy-saving benefits.
  • Traditional HVAC systems last approximately 10-15 years with regular maintenance being necessary. A geothermal system requires very little maintenance, and the underground section is expected to last even more than 50 years.
  • The technicians at Weather Makers, Inc. are skilled and knowledgeable in the installation and servicing of geothermal heat pumps. Call us today at 757-263-4869 to learn more about the geothermal system, and how it can work for you

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