As a homeowner, you are routinely looking for ways to keep as much of your money in your pocket as possible. You make sure to switch off lights when you exit a room, you keep your home fixed at a few degrees warmer or cooler subject to the season, you make sure that you don’t have any leaks passing through your windows or doors, and many more things that you know can help you save money on your utility bills. But what about your actual heating and cooling system?
If you’re using a traditional system, you aren’t getting the most efficient heating and cooling available to you. Simply put, a geothermal system can easily be three to four times MORE efficient than standard solutions that you find in the bulk of homes. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, as well. Additional benefits that a geothermal heating and cooling system can bring to your home include…
- Geothermal systems experience a coefficient of performance (COP) of anywhere between 3 and 4.5, sometimes even higher. What this means is that for each unity of energy used in the system, you’ll get back the COP value in heat. To put this into perspective, a traditional heating system’s COP is usually in the neighborhood of 0.7. That’s a pretty significant increase!
- The upkeep on a geothermal system is pretty close to zero. A correctly installed loop will last for a very long time. The unit itself is installed inside, typically in the garage. This means that it’s shielded from the elements, and the only wear and tear it’ll experience is from standard use. Quality parts and construction will give you peace of mind that it’ll last a long time without requiring maintenance.
- A geothermal system can be installed with either a newly constructed house, or it can be installed as a retrofit. There are many styles of loop systems that can be utilized as well, so a home doesn’t need as much space as you might be thinking. For example, a vertical loop system is installed straight into the ground, and only requires a small area compared to a horizontal loop.
Top it all off with the fact that geothermal heating and cooling is one of the greenest energy solutions out there, and you’ve got a giant WIN-WIN situation. You can experience savings of up to 70% right out of the gate. Does this all sound like something that interests you? Give us a call today, and find out why Idaho Falls homeowners have come to rely on us for all of their geothermal needs.