The Earth absorbs almost 50% of all solar energy and remains a constant temperature of 50°F to 70°F depending on geographical location. A geothermal unit utilizes this constant temperature for heating and cooling your home.
You can realize up to 60% energy savings vs. traditional systems. A geothermal system does not rely on outside air like a traditional heat pump, and there is no flame, no flue, no odors and no loud outdoor equipment. Heating, air conditioning and hot water can all be attained from a single compact unit.
These innovative units tap into the earth’s surface, using the relatively consistent heat and energy held in the earth, well water, or ponds. Geothermal heat pumps provide both cooling and heating to your home and are able to maintain the highest efficiency on even the coldest winter nights or the hottest summer days.
Hauser Air is proud to feature ClimateMaster® geothermal heat pumps. In fact, we are one of the lead installers for ClimateMaster geothermal in the tristate area and are a ClimateMaster GeoElite Dealer.
Why Choose a GeoElite® Dealer?
Hauser Air works alongside a national network of independent geothermal heating and air conditioning dealers and installers who sell and support manufacturer-warrantied, high efficiency ENERGY STAR® geothermal heating and cooling systems, units and parts from ClimateMaster. Already have a geothermal unit? We provide homeowners with ongoing heating and air conditioner repair service and customer support long after installation.
ClimateMaster GeoElite® Dealers have experience installing ClimateMaster units and are trained, certified and selected by independent distributors of ClimateMaster products.
How Does It Work?
Advantages of a Geothermal System
Ready to be won over? A geothermal system has several key advantages over traditional heating and cooling units. Namely, geothermal systems boast increased:
- safety and reliability
- use of renewable energy
- and cost savings!
Let’s look at each in more detail.
Efficiency with Geothermal Systems
Geothermal heating systems are between three and six times more efficient when compared to electrical heating. As such, they use far less electricity than conventional electric heating systems. In fact, a 1500 square foot house running on a geothermal heating and cooling system costs only $30-50 per month to heat or cool in most US climates.
Geothermal Systems are Safe and Reliable
Geothermal heating and cooling systems have few moving parts. This increases their reliability, and makes repairs easier. They are known to last far longer than most heating systems. The polyethylene pipe used in most loop fields has a 25 or 50 year warranty, with estimates to last up to 200 years. Geothermal systems eliminate the risks of carbon monoxide that are associated with natural gas. And they also reduce the risk of fires that are more likely in homes equipped with gas furnaces or gas water heaters.
Convenience with Geothermal Systems
Geothermal heat pumps are capable of supplying hot water as well as space heating and cooling. Geothermal hot water can cost only pennies a day! Geothermal heating systems can easily be used to heat a pool, if you have one. It is also notable that geothermal heating and cooling systems make no noise when installed outside the home, and almost no noise when installed inside. And finally, geothermal hardware takes up less space than a traditional furnace or air conditioning unit. They are a perfect choice when equipment storage is limited.
Geothermal Systems Use Renewable Energy
Geothermal is a renewable energy source for heating, cooling, and air conditioning. There is no pollution caused by home geothermal systems, and they emit no greenhouse gases. In fact, even with a conversion from a forced air natural gas heating system, to a geothermal heating system where the electricity is generated from coal, net carbon dioxide emissions go down.
Cost Savings with Geothermal
It’s true that geothermal systems can cost several times what a conventional system costs. The US government offers Federal Energy Tax Credits, which may reduce the installation cost by thousands. And utility cost savings over time are substantial as well. Geothermal units tend to pay for themselves between only two and ten years from installation.
Ask us about the cost-effective, energy efficient and environmentally-friendly geothermal heat pumps available for your home. Contact the experts at Hauser Air today.