Advantages of Geothermal Heating & Cooling

The single biggest advantage of geothermal heating and cooling is energy savings. According to the Department of Energy, the average family of four in the Unites States spends roughly $6,000 a year on residential utility bills (U.S. Department of Energy). Of that $6,000 a year spent on utility bills about 55% goes towards heating, air conditioning and hot water. If you want to save money on your utility bills then you should consider high efficiency equipment.

Geothermal Advantages

There is no question about it. Geothermal HVAC is the most energy efficient HVAC equipment on the market. Don’t let the high price tag scare you. Let’s face it, Geothermal equipment is expensive to buy and expensive to install. Let’s look at the numbers though.

92% Furnace & 16 SEER Air ConditionerGeothermal Heat Pump
New Equipment$11,000$16,500
Annual savings vs.
13 SEER A/C & 80% Furnace
Average Lifespan15-18 years25 years
Break EvenNEVER11 years, 1 month
Return @ 25 Years$26,047 LOSS$28,912 PROFIT
Energy Savings$5,310 SAVED$46,412 SAVED

Let’s look at some more geothermal advantages. This time we will break it out over 50 years.

50 Year AnalysisFurnace & A/CGeothermal H/P
Number of Systems42
50 year Return$79, 466 LOSS$87,056 PROFIT
Energy Savings$14,414 SAVED$125,988 SAVED

It’s easy to see that geothermal spells HUGE savings. If you choose to finance your geothermal installation then it is possible that your cumulative monthly savings could cover the geothermal installation cost. Average geothermal installation costs range between about $13,500 to $16,500, less the loop field and electrical.

This graph shows how environmentally friendly and efficient a geothermal system is.

Geothermal Advantages: Savings

Another advantage of Comfort Heroes Heat Controller, Inc GeoLogix® geothermal heat pumps is that they require less maintenance. A gas furnace and an air conditioner split HVAC system requires two visits a year. They are also completely separate systems. With a geothermal heat pump it operates the same way year round, the only difference being the position of the heat pump reversing valve. We still recommend bi-annual maintenance, but most clients get by with just one annual visit.

Geothermal Heat Pump Safety

One of our core values as a company is “Safety First.” When you install a geothermal heat pump in your home you are choosing safety first for your family too. Consider the reality that a gas furnace has a heat exchanger filled with poisonous fumes. If you get a crack or a hole in your heat exchanger than those fumes can come into your home. They don’t call carbon monoxide the silent killer for nothing. Also, since there is no combustion you don’t have to worry about an open flame in your home.

Geothermal Heat Pump Noise

Finally, does your air conditioner keep you up when it runs at night? Most air conditioners are rather loud when they turn on and off. One of the best geothermal advantages is how quiet they are. Since everything is inside of an insulated cabinet there is very little noise.

“Is it worth it to install Geothermal Near Me!”

You work hard to keep your home comfortable and your heater operating smoothly. Don’t let an inefficient HVAC system undo all your work and cost you hundreds, if not thousands, in repairs! Call (605) 206-3303, or schedule a visit from our Sioux Falls HVAC heroes online!

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