F.A.Q. & Myths
We use geothermal technology and proven, optimized processes to deliver projects with significantly higher quality, shorter time frames, and lower cost.
What is a geothermal heat pump?
How does a geothermal pump work?
How is heat transferred between the earth and the home?
Do I need separate geothermal ground loops for heating and cooling?
Where can this loop be located?
How long will the loop pipe last?
Can a geothermal heat pump be added to my fossil fuel (gas, oil, propane) furnace?
I have ductwork, but will it work with this system?
What does a geothermal system cost?
- Payback, or how long it takes to recover the difference in costs between the two systems using energy savings. Payback for most geothermal heat pump systems runs three to five years.
- Federal, state and local tax credits / incentives will significantly reduce the upfront cost of installing a geothermal system.
- Energy efficiency of the two systems. To get an accurate picture, make sure efficiency claims are substantiated. Your lifestyle and how well your home is insulated affect how economical a system will be, too.
- Total operating savings from heating, cooling and domestic hot water must be combined to get an accurate picture of total energy savings.
- Energy costs and availability, both present and future.
- Maintenance costs and system reliability.
- System lifespan.
Geothermal HVAC Myths Busted
Geothermal systems eventually “wear out.”
Photovoltaic and wind power are more favorable renewable technologies when compared to geothermal HVAC systems.
Geothermal HVAC systems use lots of water.
Geothermal HVAC heat pumps are noisy.
Geothermal HVAC systems are not considered a renewable technology because they use electricity.
Geothermal HVAC systems only work in heating mode.
Geothermal HVAC systems cannot heat water, a pool, and a home at the same time.
Geothermal HVAC systems put refrigerant lines into the ground.
Geothermal HVAC needs lots of yard or real estate in which to place the polyethylene piping earth loops.
Geothermal HVAC technology is not financially feasible without federal and local tax incentives.
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