Geothermal heat pumps have a series of pipes that are connected to an indoor air handler. The pipes are filled with refrigerant or water. Geothermal systems work like traditional heat pumps, but they transfer heat to and from the ground or a nearby pond or well instead of the outdoor air. A geothermal HVAC system can help you conserve energy, reduce maintenance costs, and increase the value of your Pace, Florida, home.
Lower Maintenance Costs
Many of the parts of geothermal heat pumps are underground or underwater, so they’re protected from bad weather. These parts of a geothermal HVAC system can go without maintenance for decades. You’ll still need to change your system’s air filter at least every few months. You should also have the indoor portion of your geothermal heat pump inspected by an expert at least once per year. Since there’s no outdoor unit above ground, maintenance is faster and easier. Breakdowns are less likely as well.
Underground and underwater temperatures stay nearly constant all year, making geothermal heat pumps more efficient than conventional models. They’re a bit more costly than many other systems, but according to the U.S. Department of Energy, they can pay for themselves in five to 10 years through energy savings. Federal tax credits are available for many geothermal systems as well.
Higher Value for Your Home
Geothermal heat pumps appeal to home buyers because of their efficiency and cost-effectiveness. They can also help the environment by reducing emissions from fossil fuel use. There’s no outdoor unit, so geothermal systems give homeowners more attractive yards with more space. Many models can also act as water heaters or use radiant heating to make your bathroom floor warm when you leave the shower.
Lunsford Air Conditioning & Heating is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 35 years of HVAC experience. We can help you choose and install the best geothermal system for your home. For excellent service, call us anytime at 850-203-3200.
Image provided by iStock