3 Reasons Why Geothermal Heating is Eco-Friendly
Geothermal heat pumps use the earth’s heat to warm your home. They’re more cost-effective than heat pumps that run on fossil fuels because they use solar energy and the earth’s core heat, which are free resources. Here are three ways in which geothermal heating is eco-friendly.
1. Fewer Emissions
Since geothermal pumps don’t use oil or gas, they don’t generate the kinds of greenhouse gases that are associated with more conventional heating and cooling systems. Geothermal pumps produce so much less carbon dioxide that states and municipalities have begun offering tax incentives designed to encourage their use. You’ll be able to kiss your carbon monoxide detector goodbye because geothermal heating produces no carbon dioxide. The underground refrigeration unit in a geothermal pump uses an ozone-friendly R410a refrigerant that can be recycled when the heat pump is no longer in use. This helps preserve the ozone layer.
2. Energy Efficiency
The earth retains a steady temperature of around 55 degrees Fahrenheit all year round no matter what the temperature of the air, so there’s very little energy inefficiency with a geothermal pump. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, geothermal pumps are three to four times more energy-efficient than standard HVAC solutions. This means that your geothermal system could pay for itself by the savings you achieve within five years.
3. Designed to Last
Geothermal pumps are incredibly durable. The heat pump component that goes inside your home or place of business will last for 20 to 25 years, while the buried loops that contain refrigerant can last for as long as 50 years. The underground components of the geothermal pump are the costliest component to install. In comparison, a conventional furnace will only last between 15 and 20 years, while central air conditioners only last between 10 and 15 years.
At Aircon Heating & Cooling Inc., we proudly offer quality HVAC services to homeowners and business owners in Las Cruces, NM, and the surrounding areas. We’re a full-service HVAC provider. That means we handle repairs, maintenance, and installations for all types of heating and cooling systems. Call us today to learn more about the ways we can help you.Tags: Energy Efficiency, Geothermal, Geothermal Heating