Have you considered using geothermal power to heat and cool your home? If you have, you may be hesitant because you think it’s too expensive or you don’t have enough room for a geothermal system. And if you haven’t, it’s probably because in the back of your mind you have similar reservations: maybe geothermal just isn’t practical.
We’ve worked with geothermal for three decades, and we can tell you that geothermal is more accessible than you might think. In fact, we’d love to show you the possibilities of making the change from your current heating and cooling system to a geothermal WaterFurnace heat pump.
How a Geothermal Heat Pump System Benefits You
It’s true that a geothermal heat pump costs more to install than a standard heat pump. It requires more installation time as well. The installers must place ground loops in your property, usually 6’–10’ deep, and connect them to the indoor elements of the heat pump that hook up the ventilation system. But the advantages will pay you back over the years:
- High efficiency performance: A geothermal system extracts and deposits heat in the ground (depending on which mode it’s in). Because the temperature in the ground at the level of loops stays relatively stable, no matter the weather, a geothermal heat pump is extremely efficient. Especially in the winter. A geothermal heat pump won’t struggle trying to draw sufficient heat from the outdoor air during the winter, because it always has a ready supply of heat down in the ground. In general, a geothermal heat pump operates 3 to 6 times more efficiently than other comfort systems and can payback their installation cost in as little as 7 years.
- Long service life: Once you’ve paid back the installation cost, you’ll have many more years of service from your geothermal heat pump. The indoor components usually last 20 years before needing to be replaced, while the ground loops can last for more than 50 years.
- Good for the environment: If you’re looking for a way to “go green,” a geothermal system is ideal. In fact, many government agencies (the EPA, the Department of Energy) agree that using geothermal heating and cooling is the greenest comfort system. The more energy-efficient the HVAC system, the better it is for the planet.
What Is a WaterFurnace?
WaterFurnace is a brand of geothermal heat pump. It’s one of the most respected and reliable brands of geothermal system available to homeowners. You can’t purchase a WaterFurnace on your own: they’re only sold directly to licensed and certified dealers who can install them correctly. According to WaterFurnace, “We only sell units to contractors after they’ve taken WaterFurnace training classes.” So when you find a contractor who offers WaterFurnace installations, you’ll know they are properly trained to ensure you get the best possible service.
We Are Local WaterFurnace Professionals
We’re the trusted HVAC company to call for geothermal heating and cooling in Warsaw, IN. We have the best experience possible, since we’re one of the first HVAC contractors in North Central Indiana to offer both residential and commercial geothermal services. We’ve grown along with the technology, and today we are certified to install and service the excellent WaterFurnace geothermal system.
Collier’s Heating & Air Conditioning: For over 30 years, a company you’ve grown to trust!