Geothermal heat pumps are considered the most environmentally responsible option for temperature control.
- This type of heat pump not only provides both heating in addition to cooling capacity but draws heat energy out of the ground.
It uses an underground loop system to take advantage of the renewable energy source provided by the sun. At any time of year, no matter the weather, the underground temperature remains fairly constant. There is heat available. While the excavation necessary to install the underground loop makes this type of system a lot more fancy than a more conventional option, it also offers amazing energy efficiency, then rather than burn fossil fuels to generate heat, the loop absorbs heat out of the ground in addition to transfers it into the house. This process is attractively clean in addition to quiet, avoiding complications with carbon monoxide, fumes or greenhouse gasses. In the summer, the heat pump reverses operation to pull heat out of the apartment in addition to transfer it into the ground. This creates a cooling effect, much prefer a traditional Heat pumps don’t cause complications with overly dry air in the Winter in addition to help to combat excess moisture in the summer, then geothermal systems create four times the amount of energy needed to operate the equipment, achieving efficiency ratings upwards of 400%. There’s also the added bonus of free tepid water. With the upgrade of a valve, the geothermal heat pump will give the tepid water for the household at no cost, then because the heat pump is installed indoors, it can be expected to last at least twenty years. The underground loop is warrantied for 50 years but should last for twice that.