Has your current HVAC system reached the end of its lifespan? Are you looking for a more energy-efficient alternative? If so, a geothermal heat pump may be just what you need for your home in Kenilworth, Illinois. Before choosing your next HVAC system, read on to learn more about how geothermal heat pumps work and what they offer.
The Basics of Geothermal Heat Pumps
Geothermal heat pumps follow the same principles as regular heat pumps. But instead of drawing warmth from the air, they draw it from the ground. Ground temperatures stay consistently between 45 and 75 degrees, which makes the ground a more reliable and efficient source of heat than the air.
A geothermal heat pump typically uses a loop of liquid-filled plastic tubing buried underground to transfer heat between your home and the ground. In the summer, the system draws heat from your home’s air and releases it underground. In the winter, it draws heat from the ground and uses it to warm the air in your home.
Reasons to Switch to a Geothermal System
In addition to superior energy efficiency, geothermal heat pumps offer several benefits to entice homeowners:
- A federal tax credit is available to reimburse up to 30 percent of the installation costs
- Geothermal heat pumps can operate in any climate
- Almost all of the parts are made in the United States
- They have extremely long lifespans — around 25 years for the indoor components and 50 years or more for the ground loop
- They don’t require a noisy outdoor unit
Carrier Geothermal Heat Pumps
We offer several geothermal heat pumps crafted by Carrier, one of the most respected brands in the HVAC industry. Carrier’s ComfortTM and PerformanceTM series geothermal heat pumps boast features such as:
- Variable speed blow motors
- Supplemental water heating
- High MERV filtration
- Non-ozone-depleting R-410a refrigerant
- A 10-year parts and labor warranty
The experts at Roberts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you choose the right geothermal heat pump for your home. Give us a call at 847-272-5836 to learn more about our geothermal products and other specialty HVAC services.
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