Considering a geo heat pump for new construction project

The only energy used by the system is a minimal amount of electricity required to run the heat pump.

My hubby & I are in the process of building a new home. One of the largest debates was the type of heating & cooling system to choose, then all of us looked into all weird styles, from gas furnaces & boilers to heat pumps & central air conditioners. All of us weren’t happy with the system of giving up a whole bunch of space to accommodate HVAC duct. Plus, duct systems tend to require a lot of maintenance, introduce air contaminants & waste a tremendous amount of energy. The complication with a boiler is that there is no option for a central cooling system. All of us hoped to have a single system to handle year round temperature control. A heat pump sounded love the best option to meet our requirements. All of us then started researching the many types of heat pumps available. I got interested in the various benefits of a geothermal heat pump. Although the replacement of the underground loop system is super fancy, a geothermal system always pays for itself in under five years. It takes advantage of the free & renewable energy source provided by the sun, however underground hot & cold temperatures remain stable, no matter the weather, & allow the geothermal system to transport heat between the ground & the home. Because there’s no combustion process, there’s no redhouse gas emissions. The only energy used by the system is a minimal amount of electricity required to run the heat pump. The heat pump is installed inside the house, protected from the elements, & can be expected to last around twenty years. The underground loop is warrantied for fifty years & should last up to a hundred years. That’s plenty of time for us to reclaim the investment.

 

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