If you’re looking to upgrade your HVAC system, consider installing a geothermal heat pump. It’s a big change, to be sure, but it carries big benefits as well, which can improve your home for years to come. Here are some of the key advantages to geothermal heating in your home.
- Tax credits. The main objection to geothermal systems is the relatively high cost to purchase and install them. However, a variety of tax incentives, both local and federal, can offset that cost, making it a much more worthwhile investment.
- Energy savings. Your AC and furnace are by far the two biggest consumers of energy in your home. A geothermal system reduces that energy usage considerably. With energy savings, a geothermal heat pump can pay for itself in as little as three to five years. After that, the drastic reduction in your energy bills is as good as money in your pocket.
- Environmental benefits. As climate change becomes an increasing concern, it’s more important than ever to save energy. Geothermal heating is a renewable energy source, using the natural heat beneath the Earth’s surface to heat and cool your home using minimal electricity and gas. It greatly reduces your carbon footprint and is a tremendous benefit to the environment.
- Longevity. Geothermal systems last much longer than traditional HVAC units. With regular maintenance, the indoor units can last for decades, as they’re not subject to wear and tear from inclement weather. The underground loop of pipes lasts far longer, and they frequently come with 50-year warranties.
- IAQ. Rather than cycling the same air through your home, a geothermal system constantly brings in fresh, clean air. This reduces contaminants and improves your indoor air quality.
- Water heater. Your geothermal heating system doesn’t just heat air; it heats water as well. By connecting the system to your water heater, it can significantly increase its efficiency, giving you all the hot water you need using a fraction of the energy.
For help installing a geothermal heating system in your home, contact us at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We keep Indianapolis homes comfortable all year long.