If you’re looking for the most environmentally friendly way to heat and cool your home, Nassau County geothermal heat pumps are the best choice. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, they are the most energy efficient, clean and cost effective systems you can use.
What exactly is a geothermal heat pump?
Nassau County geothermal heat pumps are central heating or cooling systems that pump heat from (or to) the ground. In the winter, they use the earth as a source of heat while in the summer, they use the earth as a heat sink.
They are designed to take advantage of the moderate temperatures generated from the mantle of the earth and transferring through the ground to boost efficiency, and reduce the operating costs of heating and cooling systems.
They are also known as ground source heat pumps, and systems may be advertised as ground source heating and cooling systems.
How do they work?
Much like your air conditioner, a Nassau County geothermal system uses a heat pump to forcefully transfer heat. They can be used to both heat and cool your home. They do this using refrigerant, which pumps through a vapor compression refrigeration cycle to move heat around.
Basically, they exchange heat with the ground, either driving hot air into the ground during the warmer months and taking it from the ground during the cooler months.
Geothermal heat pumps are 50-70% more efficient than conventional heating systems, and 20-40% more efficient than conventional air conditioning systems.
This results in significant cost savings to you.
It costs more at the outset to set up a Nassau County geothermal heat pump system, and this can turn many people off. However, the long term savings make these systems more than worth their investment.
Most people will recover their initial costs within 3-10 years. The system will last on average 25 years for the indoor components, and over 50 years for the underground pipes.
Geothermal heat pumps produce far less greenhouse gases than electric heaters, air conditioners and oil furnaces. In fact, the only emissions produced by these systems are from their electricity supply.
In general, they save about 5 tons of carbon emissions each year. Also, because they use renewable energy from the sun and does not rely on outdoor air, your indoor air quality will improve…free of pollutants, mold, pollens and other allergens.
One system can heat and cool your home, as well as heat your water. These systems use a ‘desuperheater’ to turn waste heat into a heat supply for your water.
When you cool your home in the summer months, your water will be heated as a byproduct of the process. In the winter, you use the heating mode on your thermostat to heat your water.
Not all systems come with this option, and you can also choose to install a separate, stand-alone water heating system to heat water all year round.
If you want to heat and cool your home efficiently and eco-friendly and also experience great cost savings, Nassau County geothermal heat pumps are a great choice!
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If you are looking for Nassau County Geothermal Heat Pumps, call Metro Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 631-667-8181 or fill out our online request form.