When it comes to choosing either a cooling or a heating system for your home, we know that you have many options to choose from. With the advancement and improvement of technology, one heating system that has become increasingly popular is the geothermal heat pump.
Before you dismiss the geothermal system as something that won’t work for your home, you can take our word that a geothermal system can work for almost any type of home. Keep reading to learn more about why you should consider this system for your next home comfort installation.
Geothermal heat pumps, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, work three to six times more efficiently than conventional heat pump systems. The reason for this is the relatively stable temperature of the earth before the frost line that the heat pump accesses for the heat exchange process. Your geothermal heat pump won’t need to struggle to extract sufficient heat in the winter or deposit heat in the summer, so you’ll see continual savings.
Extended Service Life
Although it does cost more upfront to install a geothermal heating and cooling system, one of the big benefits you’ll get from the geothermal heat pump is how long the system will last after that. The interior components typically last for 20+ years while the underground loops can last for over 50 years!
One of the great things about geothermal heat pump systems is that they create fewer harmful greenhouse gas emissions than standard heat pumps, air conditioners, and furnaces.
Traditional heat pump systems use the outside air as a source for heat exchange and have difficulty with this process when winter temperatures drop to the extreme. Geothermal systems, however, depend on a steadier source of heat, and are more dependable due to it.
To schedule your Winnetka, IL geothermal system installation, contact Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning today.