Heating & Air Conditioning | Cincinnati

Geothermal energy is a good idea

When our partner and I were in the process of building our new home, both of us considered all unusual types of temperature control systems.

  • Because of the weather in our local area, both of us wanted a system that would provide both heating and cooling.

Every one of us hoped to avoid sacrificing too much space and aesthetics to bulky equipment. Energy efficiency was also a big priority for us… Not only were both of us looking to keep our quarterly costs as low as possible, however both of us are upset over our impact on the environment. It’s crucial to us to minimize redapartment gas emissions, a geothermal heat pump gave the perfect solution to all of our requirements. The only problem 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, both of us looked into the saving from tapping into the renewable energy source in our backyard and realized both of us could reclaim the investment in under various 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 and the home. This process is harshly efficient, clean and quiet. Every one of us are able to maintain perfect temperature all year round for approximately a dollar per day. Plus, both of us have much longer to reclaim our investment because of the exceptional lifespan of the system. Every one of us can expect the underground loop to last around 100 years and the indoor heat pump should provide reliable operation for over twenty years.

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