If you’ve always relied on a furnace or a traditional heat pump to warm your North Charleston, South Carolina, home, you might be surprised at how much a geothermal heat pump has to offer. From energy savings to equipment lifespan, learn how a geothermal heat pump can help you to save.
Known for their extreme energy efficiency, geothermal heat pumps use up to 50 percent less electricity than the heating and cooling systems you’ve used in the past. In total, they can lower energy consumption by nearly 50 percent compared with heat pumps and nearly 75 percent when compared with standard heating and cooling systems. Geothermal heat pumps can maintain 50 percent humidity almost effortlessly, which means you will use less energy managing moisture levels during humid South Carolina summers.
Traditional heating and cooling systems need to be replaced about every 15 years. You will definitely appreciate the longer lifespan of geothermal heat pumps. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the heat pumps themselves typically last for at more than 20 years while the piping system can last for more than 50 years. Most geothermal heating systems come with extensive warranties, so be sure to understand how long yours lasts so you can calculate the savings you will gain from a system with a much longer lifespan.
At first, a geothermal heating system might not sound affordable. The installation and heat pump can cost thousands of dollars and require extensive excavation. Once you begin to see lower utility bills, however, you will understand just how much you can save with a geothermal heating system. The Department of Energy estimates that with the significant savings on each month’s utility bill, you will easily make your original investment back in less than 10 years.
Does a geothermal heat pump sound like the ideal fit for your home? Call the heating experts at Goose Creek Heating & Air today at 888-880-1131 to learn more about your options. Our technicians are trained in the installation and servicing of traditional and modern HVAC systems.