Should you consider a geothermal heating & cooling system? This page will give an overview of what factors to consider when deciding whether geothermal is right for your home. You’ll also gain a basic understanding of how geothermal works.
What is a Geothermal System?
Geothermal systems take advantage of the renewable energy found in the earth to heat and cool your home. They consist of three main components:
- Ground Loop System – pipe that transfers heat between the earth and your heat pump unit
- Heat Pump Unit – directs the flow of heat to your home. In heating mode, heat is pumped into your home. In cooling mode, it is pumped out of your home.
- Distribution System – your ventilation system, in-floor heat, hot water tank, or other heating/cooling distribution method
Is Geothermal Right for Me?
Geothermal systems are more expensive to install, but less expensive to run. This means that your initial investment will be higher, but you will save money over the long term. Financing is available to help with installation costs.
- System cost – your provider can help you decide which system best fits your home’s needs and your financial needs
- Installation costs – we will help you determine what setup works best for your environment
- Maintenance fees – we carry Hydron Module geothermal systems that are designed to last 20-24 years in comparison with conventional systems which are expected to last 13-15 years
- Running the heat pump costs 50-70% lower than conventional heating/cooling systems (source), resulting in significant cost savings over the long run