GeothermalHow Geothermal Systems Benefit the Environment

Using geothermal heat pumps to provide comfort for homes continues to grow in popularity every year. These systems were once cumbersome and ineffective for homes, but the technology now makes it an easy job for professionals to install the ground loops and the heat pump components for a house that will bring it reliable heating and cooling through all seasons.

But heat pumps aren’t just a good idea for your home. They are a good idea for the Earth. If you are looking for a way to “go green,” then a geothermal system is one of the most effective and durable methods available to you.

You can schedule an appointment with a geothermal surveyor from G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. We have provided services in Mill Creek, WA for geothermal heat pumps for many years, and we can quickly find out if a new installation will benefit your home. Our skilled technicians will handle the installation, repairs, and maintenance necessary for you to enjoy a lifetime of comfort from your geothermal heat pump.

Geothermal Systems Are Good For the Environment

  • They conserve energy: Geothermal heat pumps are more energy-efficient than standard heat pumps and air conditioners because they use the stable temperature of the ground as their source for heat exchange. According to the EPA, a heat pump can use up to 44% less energy than an air-source heat pump and 72% less than an electric resistance furnace. The more heat pumps at work in the nation, the more energy we conserve.
  • They reduce greenhouse gas emissions: Approximately 40% of carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. come from the heating and cooling of buildings. EPA studies have shown that geothermal systems produce the lowest amount of greenhouse gases of all comfort systems and have the least negative impact on the environment.
  • They won’t damage the ozone layer: Heat pumps use less refrigerant than air conditioners because of their high efficiency, lowering the damage the refrigerant can do to the ozone layer due to emissions.
  • The do not create danger from ground pollution: People sometimes worry that leaking geothermal systems will contaminate the ground. However, the refrigerant that geothermal heat pumps use is a harmless mixture of water and antifreeze. The EPA has found minimal danger from and leaks (which are rare) to the soil or groundwater.

Geothermal heat pumps are beneficial for everyone: you’ll enjoy comfort no matter the temperature outside, see a substantial drop in your heating and cooling bills, and only have to worry about ground loop replacement after 50 years. And the planet will thank you for lowering emission and saving other energy resources.

G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. is glad to talk to you about the possibilities for going geothermal in Mill Creek, WA. Give one of our specialists a call today.

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