We offer design and installation for Geothermal Heating and Cooling systems
Northeast Iowa Mechanical engineers and installs Waterless Direct Exchange as well as Waterfurnace Geothermal systems. Geothermal systems absorb and disperse heat energy to and from the ground through a geothermal system.
Some of the advantages of using geothermal energy include the facts that they are eco friendly, comfortable, versatile, and long-lived. But there is one advantage that stands above them all and that is how geothermal cost savings. Heat pumps are the most cost effective source of heating and cooling on the planet, which means you’ll have incredibly low monthly utility bills. You may wonder how they accomplish this so let’s walk through the process of how heat pumps will save you money, starting with a lesson on efficiency.
Geothermal Heat Pumps are Efficient
Geothermal heat pumps are able to deliver low-cost heating and cooling because they tap into a free, renewable energy source: the heat beneath your feet. A geothermal heat pump absorbs free heat from the warm earth and transfers it into your home.
Unlike conventional heating systems like oil, natural gas, coal or wood heat, there is no combustion or fuel source required. These conventional forms of home heating burn fuel to create heat. This is an inefficient process because some energy is lost up the flue, which means less energy is put into the home than what the actual fuel contains. Have you ever seen a furnace that advertises 97% efficiency? That means for every $1 you spend on heating, you’ll get $0.97 of heat energy.
Usable Heat Energy
In contrast, heat pumps are just moving existing heat from one place to another. Since there is no cost for the heat itself, a heat pump can put out more heat energy than the power it consumes. For every $1 you spend on heating, you get $4 of heat energy. This process makes heat pumps far more efficient than conventional sources, and that’s why they’re known as the most efficient heating and cooling source available today.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Usable Heat Energy