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Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pumps

Did you know that the Earth absorbs 47% of the sun’s energy and stores that energy in the ground, which remains at a relatively constant 50 °F? Well, it does. And what if I told you that you could harness that energy to heat and cool your home? Well, you can!

Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) tap into that energy stored beneath the Earth’s surface and utilize it to heat your home in the winter (and cool your home in the summer). During the colder months, GHPs draw energy from the ground and transfer that heat energy into your home. During the warmer months of the year, the system removes heat from the home and dumps it into the cooler earth. This transfer of heat energy is done through a series of pipes buried in the ground, or sunk in a pond, or by using well water.

Benefits of GHPs

Energy Efficient: Because a geothermal system simply moves heat instead of burning a fossil fuel to generate it, it’s more energy-efficient. In fact, GHPs use 25%–50% less electricity than conventional heating or cooling systems.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), GHPs can reduce energy consumption up to 44% compared to air-source heat pumps and up to 72% compared to electric resistance heating with standard air-conditioning equipment

Humidity Control: GHPs improve humidity control by maintaining about 50% relative indoor humidity.

Zone Space Conditioning: GHP systems allow different parts of your home to be heated or cooled to different temperatures.

Quite: With very few moving parts, GHPs are incredibly quiet and make little to no noise inside and outside the home.

Long Lasting: Underground piping often carries warranties of 25–50 years, while the heat pumps, themselves, often last 20 years or more.

If you have any questions about the Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pumps, please contact Fresh Air Concepts by calling 1-800-708-4FAC or click here today!

Fresh Air Concepts specializes in Heating, Air Conditioning, and Air Purification in both residential and commercial applications for the Maryland Area.

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Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

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