Advantages of Geothermal
In addition to the wonderful cost saving benefits that a geothermal system provides, there’s an added bonus that few consider. A geothermal desuperheater will help lower the cost of your domestic hot water heating.
The desuperheater works by capturing heat generated from your compressor. As the compressor is running to heat or cool your home it creates heat – the desuperheater extracts the excess mechanical heat generated and transfers it to your hot water heater, lowering electricity costs.
Are you still on the fence about your purchase of a new geothermal system? Here are some additional benefits to investing in this green alternative.
- Installing a geothermal system in your home is equivalent to planting a full acre of new trees or the equivalent of removing two cars, and the pollution they create, from the road.
- Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, all Energy Star labeled geothermal heat pumps qualify for a 30% tax credit off the cost of your installation. This tax credit is not subject to a $1500.00 cap.
- Geothermal piping lasts a minimum of 100 years.
- Once a geothermal system is installed, the replacement of your heat pump system will be less expensive because the well/loop system is already in place
- Geothermal heat pumps have a longer life span than conventional air to air heat pumps.
- Geothermal systems are more cost effective than conventional heat pump systems and are easier to maintain.
- According to the US EPA. geothermal systems are the most energy efficient, environmentally clean and cost effective space conditioning systems available today
- Geothermal systems are aesthetically pleasing. There are no noisy outdoor units to bother neighbors or interrupt outdoor activities.
- No risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
- No gas lines needed, therefore, no risk of gas leaks and malfunctions.
- Historically, electricity has been more stable than oil prices.
- With a conventional air to air system (heat pump), you are constantly dealing with outdoor air temperature swings. With a geothermal system, you have a constant ground temperature of 45-70 degrees.