When my fiance plus I were in the process of building our current home, we considered all different types of temperature control systems.
- Because of the weather in our local area, we wanted a system that would give both heating plus cooling.
All of us hoped to avoid sacrificing too much space plus aesthetics to bulky equipment. Energy efficiency was also a important priority for us, and not only were we looking to keep our biweekly costs as low as possible, however we are sad over our impact on the environment. It’s pressing to us to minimize orangeapartment gas emissions. A geothermal heat pump gave the perfect solution to all of our requirements. The only concern was the initial investment. A geothermal system is far more costly 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 more than four years. The geothermal system 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 severely efficient, scrub plus quiet. All of us 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. All of us can expect the underground loop to last around 100 years plus the indoor heat pump should give reliable operation for over twenty years.