Look below the surface of the earth for your next source of energy.
Geothermal heat pumps can save homeowners up to 50 percent on their heating and cooling costs compared to conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). By cutting down on fossil fuel use, a geothermal system significantly reduces your carbon footprint, helping out the environment.
In recent years, the cost of installing a geothermal system has become much more affordable. Many of our customers in Kansas, Missouri, and other parts, are taking advantage of these lower prices by installing geothermal systems in new home construction projects or retrofitting their existing homes. A well-maintained system will last 25 years or longer.
At Midwest Air Pros, you can talk to one of our experts about installing a geothermal heat pump at your Boise, IA, home or business. Our professionals work with the top manufacturers in the HVAC industry to provide you with the best products and services. We take a whole-house approach to your comfort and health, focusing on your indoor air quality (IAQ) and other factors.
How Geothermal Works
Geothermal heat pumps transfer heat to and from the ground through underground pipes buried below the frost line, where the temperature is consistently between 40 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit depending on where you live.
These pipes, called ground loops, connect to a residential heating and cooling system inside your home or business. Water circulates through the pipes of the ground loop. During the summer months, your home’s indoor heat is transferred outdoors through the water in the pipes, where it is cooled beneath the earth’s surface. The cool water then circulates to the geothermal system indoors to provide efficient air conditioning.
During the winter months, the process is reversed. The earth heats the water circulating through the pipes, which is transferred to the geothermal system to provide indoor heating.
Geothermal heat pumps work with standard thermostats and ductwork, making them perfect for retrofits. Geothermal systems can be sized to heat and cool any home or commercial building in any climate.
Though these heat pumps are more costly to install compared to a conventional HVAC system, they offer several advantages that are worth considering:
- They can be installed in almost any climate due to the constant temperature of the below-surface earth.
- These heat pumps are extremely efficient and can save up to 25 to 50 percent on energy per year compared to more traditional heating and cooling systems. Plus, they control humidity extremely well.
- Because much of these systems are located underground, their maintenance is extremely low beyond filter changes and periodic checks. Also, depending on the type of system installed, you can expect a system life span of more than 20 years when properly maintained.
- According to the EPA, geothermal heat pumps are the most environmentally safe and cost-effective heating and cooling system available.
- The environmental footprint is extremely small since they do not use fossil fuels to operate nor do they expel any fumes, odors, flames, or carbon monoxide.
- These systems heat and cool your Kansas home evenly, not producing the uneven hot and cold air blasts associated with forced-air systems.
- They are also quieter than other systems––usually about the same level of noise as your refrigerator. Both the even temperatures and lower noise levels provide a high level of comfort for you and your family.
Geothermal systems often use multi-speed equipment that will regulate the output of heating and cooling inside your Springfield, MO, home to give you a more balanced temperature. These systems are much more environmentally friendly compared to conventional HVAC equipment.
Help the planet, stay comfortable, and lower your utility bills—a geothermal heat pump does it all!
While there are higher upfront costs associated with excavation or drilling to install the ground loops, energy savings from a geothermal heat pump can quickly make up the difference. The return on your investment for a residential geothermal heat pump installation is typically 4 to 7 years— and even less time with utility rebates and energy tax credits.
You can count on our Midwest Air Pros experts to recommend the best geothermal system for your Omaha, NE, home and to correctly install it so it runs at peak efficiency for years to come. Our courteous and knowledgeable professionals always follow best practices in terms of safety and conduct whenever they are working in a home or business. We know how to get the job done right.
Geothermal Repairs and Maintenance
Since most of your system is underground, your geothermal heat pump is maintenance-free for the most part—assuming it was installed correctly. When a problem does occur, our professionals will quickly address and resolve the issue.
Many of our Midwest Air Pros companies offer 24/7 emergency repair services to be there when you need us. Our HVAC specialists receive ongoing training to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and technology in the heating and cooling industry. We never replace parts unless necessary, or if we can demonstrate significant cost savings. Customer satisfaction is our number one goal on every service call.
Preventative maintenance always plays a vital role when it comes to your geothermal system. When you upgrade your equipment and properly maintain it, you will add value to your property. Check with our companies to see about our preventative maintenance plans tailored for your budget and needs. These plans help offset the cost of repairs, labor, and scheduled service calls. They give you peace of mind, knowing you have a trusted professional watching over your HVAC equipment.
Learn More About Geothermal
Your Idaho home and business deserve the best when it comes to comfort and safety. Reach out to Midwest Air Pros to learn about the pros and cons of installing a geothermal system at your Nebraska home or business. These systems are energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and easy to maintain. Call today to learn more about these systems, along with our other services and products.