Geothermal heat pumps maximize energy efficiency in the home.
Geothermal heat pumps (also known as ground-source heat pumps) are one of the most efficient home heating and cooling options available. Geothermal heat pumps use the constant temperature of the earth as the exchange medium, allowing the system to reach extremely high efficiencies (300%-600%) regardless of the environment outside.
Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC specializes in geothermal heat pump installation, and we can help you determine whether this system is the right option for your home. Call us today at 1-844-329-2725 or contact us online to learn more about our geothermal heat pump services and get a free installation estimate. We offer all our services in Waterbury, Bristol, Torrington, Litchfield and the surrounding areas.
Although air temperature rises and falls with the seasons, the temperature a few feet below the earth's surface the ground remains at a relatively constant temperature (think of how a cave is warmer than the outside in the winter and cooler in the summer). Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of this by exchanging heat with the earth through a ground heat exchanger.
Geothermal heat pumps come in two types: closed loop systems and open loop systems.
Geothermal heat pumps offer a number of great benefits to homeowners. It is the most efficient system available, allowing you to maximize savings on heating and cooling costs. A geothermal heat pump will reduce your dependence on heating fuel, saving money and reducing emissions. These systems have longer life spans than many traditional furnaces or air conditioners, making it a good long-term investment. Geothermal heat pumps also allow for flexible design depending on your available land.
The main downside of a geothermal heat pump is the upfront cost. They are among the more expensive systems to install, depending on how large a system you need. Installation is also an invasive process that will involve at several trenches being dug into your yard. While the components are rated for a long lifespan, maintenance can be difficult due to the fact that many of the key systems are underground. Still, the energy savings realized by having a geothermal heat pump installed often outweigh these concerns.
If you're interested in geothermal heat pump installation for your home, the local experts at Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC can help. We will go over all the options and recommend the best solution for your home and energy needs. Call us today at 1-844-329-2725 or contact us online to get a free estimate on installation! We offer all our heat pump services in Waterbury, Bristol, Torrington, Litchfield, Watertown, Prospect, Naugatuck, Southington, Cheshire, Wolcott, Plymouth, and throughout the surrounding areas.