Geothermal HVAC System
The ground generally remains a constant temperature throughout the seasons: cooler than the air in the summer, warmer than the air in the winter. Geothermal heat pumps use that predictable temperature to exchange heat with the earth and heat or cool your home.
- Compared to air-source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps are quieter, more efficient, and last longer with less maintenance needed.
- Their operation is not affected by the temperature of the outside air.
- Even though the installation price of a geothermal system can be several times that of an air-source system of the same heating and cooling capacity, the additional costs are returned to you in energy savings in 5 to 10 years.
- The installation of a geothermal air conditioning and heating system depends on the size of your lot, your subsoil and your landscape.
Is geothermal right for your home?
Geothermal HVAC systems are great if they work with your property—and your budget. You may also want to consider a dual-source heat pump, which combines a standard air-source heat pump with a geothermal heat pump. You'll get the best of both worlds: these appliances have higher efficiency ratings than air-source units, and cost much less to install than a single geothermal unit.
Installing a new HVAC system is a big decision, but your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® expert can help. Contact us today to schedule a no-cost analysis of the benefits and savings of replacing your system.