During my last HVAC servicing, I asked the HVAC professional about how I could make my HVAC system more economically friendly.
- I wasn’t happy with how much energy I was using in order to run my heat and air.
The HVAC professional suggested I look into geothermal heat pumps. I’d heard the term before, but it sounded really complex to me. The HVAC professional didn’t use simple terms to explain geothermal heat pumps either, so I was left more confused than ever. According to him, a geothermal heat pump took the energy from the earth to cool and heat a home. When I did my research, I discovered that someone would have to drill wells into the ground to insert water pipes. The water pipes would have a constant flow of water that transferred into the house. The water would heat and cool depending on the season. During the winter months, the water would be warmer from the ground and during the summer, the water would be cooler from the cool earth. For reasons I can’t understand, the geothermal heat pump takes this cool and warm air and finds its way into the ductwork to cool and heat the house. Even after all my research, I still don’t understand how a geothermal heat pump works, but it sounds like it’s the most economically friendly way to heat and cool my house. The cost is much higher than a normal heat pump, but it pays for itself after a few years. I also read that some places offer a tax credit for geothermal heat pumps, because they want to encourage more homeowners to install them.