Pros of a geothermal heat pump

Someday I am going to have the money and purchase a geothermal heat pump system.

First, a heat pump doesn’t require ductwork which is amazing.

Ductwork can get even the tiniest of holes and allow for a huge increase in energy bills. Additionally, ductwork gets dirty. Hair, pet dander, dust and bugs get into the HVAC ducts and then air is being blown over it. The indoor air quality in a home is significantly worse when the home requires ductwork. A heat pump uses indoor air handlers in each room of the house. No series of ducts required. Since each room has its own unit and thermostat, zone control is possible. You can set areas to different temperatures. Unused rooms don’t need to get HVAC and it saves you money. Enjoy cooling while cooking in the kitchen but not bother those in the living room with heating. Pretty neat right? A geothermal heat pump provides heating and cooling in a more efficient manner. The outdoor unit is buried underground in a loop system. It takes existing heat energy from underground in the winter and pumps it indoors. It does the same in the summertime, only the heat energy is pushed outside. Using the existing heat energy is so much more efficient that this system pays for itself in under a year. The air is much cleaner too because you are introducing outdoor air. Rather than the same, stale air being cycled around, new clean air is being brought in. The only con with this system is the upfront installation cost on it.

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