When my fiance plus I were in the process of building our new home, we considered all unusual types of temperature control systems.
Because of the weather in our local area, we wanted a method that would supply both heating plus cooling. We hoped to avoid sacrificing too much space plus aesthetics to bulky equipment. Energy efficiency was also a huge priority for usâ€¦ Not only were we looking to keep our biweekly costs as low as possible, but we are sad over our impact on the environment. It’s pressing to us to minimize rednew home gas emissions, and a geothermal heat pump provided the perfect solution to all of our requirements. The only problem was the initial investment. A geothermal method is far more fancy than any other type of temperature control. The cost for installing the underground loop system, because of the necessary excavation, added up to $20,000. The cost was a bit overwhelming to undertake. However, we looked into the saving from tapping into the renewable energy source in our backyard plus realized we could reuse the investment in under five years. The geothermal method takes advantage of the stable year round temperature underground! Rather than burn fossil fuels to create heat, it simply moves existing heat between the ground plus the home. This process is seriously efficient, disinfect plus quiet. We are able to maintain perfect temperature all year round for approximately a dollar per afternoon. Plus, we have much longer to reuse our investment because of the exceptional lifespan of the system. We can expect the underground loop to last around 100 years plus the indoor heat pump should supply reliable operation for over twenty years.