Geothermal Heat Pumps
Geothermal heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are the most energy efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective space conditioning systems available in Marmora. They work with nature, not against it.
At Broadley's Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we love the efficiency and environmental friendliness of geothermal systems, also known as geothermal heat pumps. Our certified and licensed team of professionals is well trained in installing, repairing, and maintaining them throughout Southern New Jersey.
These geothermal systems use the constant temperature of the earth as an exchange medium for heat. Although New Jersey experiences seasonal temperature extremes—from 90+ degrees Fahrenheit in the summer to single digits in the winter—the ground a few feet below the earth’s surface maintains a relatively constant temperature.
How Does Geothermal Work?
Geothermal systems take advantage of this constant temperature by exchanging heat with the earth via a series of equipment and piping. A ground heat exchanger is the series of pipes called the “loop.” This loop of pipes is buried in the ground either vertically or horizontally, depending on the geography at your home.
A fluid (usually water mixed with environmentally friendly antifreeze) circulates through the pipes to absorb and dispel the heat from the ground. This heat is then extracted by the heat pump unit and delivered in or out of your home using conventional air ducts air-delivery systems.
Will a Geothermal System Work for Your Marmora Home?
Geothermal systems can heat and cool your New Jersey home. They can even be equipped to provide hot water, if that is the option you choose. These HVAC systems are very flexible and our Broadley’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning professionals can install them in new construction or retrofit them to work with existing systems.
Benefits of Geothermal Systems Over Traditional Heating and Cooling
These efficient and environmentally friendly heating and cooling systems have benefits over standard HVAC systems, such as:
- 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 a range of about 50 to 80 percent energy savings. It only takes a single kilowatt-hour of electricity to produce about 12,000 British thermal units (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 US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found geothermal systems can reduce energy consumption by over 40 percent compared to air source heat pumps, and by over 70 percent compared to electric resistance heating with standard air conditioning equipment. Geothermal is also 48 percent more efficient than the best gas furnaces on a source fuel basis, and over 75 percent more efficient than oil furnaces.
Geothermal System Installation, Repair, and Maintenance
At Broadley’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, our heating and cooling team can help you if you’re looking for an installation, a repair, or professional preventative maintenance. Keep in mind we offer financing for installation, if this is a consideration for you. Speak with one of our experts to discuss how we can help.
We Are Your Geothermal System Experts
Is a geothermal system right for you? If you are considering installing one, our Broadley Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning team is well experienced in handling it here in Marmora, NJ. We also replace, repair, and maintain these systems. Call us at 609-390-3907 or request a estimate today.