Now, more than ever before, it’s important to be aware of the impact we have on our planet. There are countless steps you can take around your Palatine, IL home to help protect the environment for the future. One such way is to invest in an energy-efficient geothermal heat pump.
Saving Energy and Money with Geothermal Heat Pumps
By reducing the amount of energy your household uses, you’re not only helping preserve the environment. In doing so, you’re also saving yourself a substantial amount of money every month on utility costs. Nearly half of the energy used by the average household goes toward heating and cooling costs, so improving the efficiency of your heating and cooling system can make a noticeable difference.
It is true that the cost of installing a geothermal heat pump is greater than most traditional, central air conditioners. However, the difference in the initial cost is returned in five to ten years. Since the underground components last for 50 years or more and the inside components last for about 25, you can actually end up saving more than the initial difference in the long run.
More Advantages of Geothermal Heating and Cooling
Many times, air-source HVAC systems have to be placed near windows or doors and can be heard inside. Noise from air conditioner can be distracting and irritating, especially if you’re trying to concentrate. With the heating and cooling components buried underground, geothermal systems are far less noisy than traditional systems.
In addition to heating and cooling your home, some models of geothermal heat pumps also act as water heaters. The extra heat generated by the system is used to warm your home’s water, further increasing your home’s energy efficiency.
If you’re considering upgrading to a geothermal heat pump, the experts at Ray’s HVAC can help you figure out the right system for you. For information about our other services, visit our website or give us a call at (847) 637-5287.