Geothermal Energy Heating PA

Geothermal Benefits

Environmentally Responsible

Geothermal is recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as the most environmentally-safe, cost effective heating and cooling system on the market. Installing a geothermal system is equivalent to planting 750 trees or taking 2 cars off the road.

Efficiency

Geothermal systems use small amounts of electricity to transfer heat to and from the ground to your home. On average, it can produce four to five units of energy for every unit of electricity used to power the system. Even the best conventional systems deliver less than one unit of energy for each unit it consumes. Homeowners typically experience an annual savings of 30% to 70% compared to ordinary systems.

Positive Cash Flow

Geothermal systems have a higher installation cost but they produce significantly cheaper utility bills and annual maintenance costs. Because of these savings, the geothermal system will pay for itself in 5 to 10 years providing a positive cash flow for the continued lifespan of the system.

System Lifespan

The equipment used in a GSHP will typically last 18 to 25 years. The drilled field will last a lifetime and never need to be drilled again even when the system needs replaced. The lifespan of a GSHP is substantially longer that the 12-15 years lifespan of a standard air-to-air heat pump.

Indoor Climate Comfort

Geothermal systems heat and cool homes evenly, eliminating the hot and cold blasts of air found with conventional systems. Geothermal also dehumidifies the air during the hot summer months.

Quiet Operation

Geothermal systems operate quietly without the need for a noisy outdoor fan or a flue.

Clean & Safe Operation

Geothermal units do not use fossil fuels. Threats caused by combustion are eliminated. No worries about flames, fumes, odors or carbon monoxide.

Provides Free Hot Water

Most systems also include a hot water generator which diverts a portion of the supplied heat to the domestic water heater.