If you heat your North Seattle are home with a geothermal heat pump, you are already getting more efficient heat for your home. While an air source heat pump transfers the cool air outside your home to the inside where it’s heated by the compressor, a geothermal system uses more consistent ground temps, which means it doesn’t have to use as much energy for the compressor and heat pump system.
Additionally, most air source heat pumps need to use a backup heater when temperatures drop below freezing, because the heat pump does not work as efficiently then. Geothermal heat pumps do not require a backup heater, so there’s less installation and operating costs. While you can always call G&S Heating to ask for energy-saving tips, we have included a few things to consider to get you started.
Using your geothermal system more efficiently in the winter can involve incorporating other home comfort systems. For instance, you can use the heat pump to heat the water in your home, or if you have an open loop system, you can use it for radiant floors and hot water. Routine maintenance is one of the most important ways to ensure that your geothermal system is working at optimal levels.
Depending on the size and layout of your home, you may want to think about installing a geothermal heat pump if you are using an air source heat pump, especially if you using the backup heating system is costing you more money each year.
Call G&S Heating for all your North Seattle heating needs this winter!