Working With Nature, Not Against It
Geothermal HVAC systems are the most energy efficient, environmentally clean, and cost effective space conditioning systems available. Geothermal systems use the constanttemperature of the earth as an exchange medium for heat. Although New Jersey experiences seasonal temperature extremes—from 90+ degrees in the summer to single digits in the winter—the ground a few feet below the earth’s surface maintains a relatively constant temperature. Geothermal systems take advantage of this constant temperature by exchanging heat with the earth through a ground heat exchanger. Geothermal can heat, cool, and, if so equipped, supply homes and buildings with hot water.
Benefits of geothermal over traditional heating and cooling
Quick return on purchase and installation costs – The energy savings from geothermal systems can pay for the costs of purchasing and installation within a few years. Federal Tax Credits, rebates, or other incentives may be available to further offset these costs.
Low operating costs – A well-designed and properly installed geothermal system can provide arange of about 50% to 80% energy savings. It only takes a single kilowatt-hour of electricity to produce about 12,000 BTU of cooling or heating.
Low maintenance costs – Since the heat-exchange loops are buried underground, they can have a life span of up to 65 years, or longer. And since the heat pump is kept indoors, safely sheltered from the outdoor elements, it can last for decades.
Environmentally friendly – The superior energy efficiency of geothermal is what makes them the most environmentally clean space conditioning systems available. The U.S. EPA found that geothermal systems can reduce energy consumption by over 40% compared to air source heat pumps, and by over 70% compared to electric resistance heating with standard air-conditioning equipment. Geothermal is also 48% more efficient than the best gas furnaces on a source fuel basis, and over 75% more efficient than oil furnaces. Is a Geothermal system right for you? Call us today to learn more.
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