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The Environmental Impact of Geothermal Heat Pumps

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It’s important to be mindful of your overall energy usage, and that includes your home’s heating and cooling systems.

This article will discuss the uses, benefits, and overall environmental impact of geothermal heat pumps.

How Do Geothermal Heat Pumps Work?

Geothermal heating systems use the energy that’s already within the earth to heat and cool a home. By pumping water through loops in the ground, geothermal heat pumps transfer the earth’s heat to warm buildings in the winter and reverse the process to cool in the summer. Ductwork is usually used to distribute the heat or cool air from the pump to the building.

Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pumps

Both the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy recognize these geothermal systems as the most energy-efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly HVAC systems. Many homeowners and business owners choose geothermal heat pumps for their property for these benefits:

  • Reduced emissions: Geothermal heat pumps don’t release carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, or other gases that contribute to air pollution.
  • Lower costs: Typically, energy bills from geothermal heat pumps are 40–70% lower than traditional HVAC systems. Plus, because geothermal systems don’t burn significant amounts of fuel, they operate at a lower cost and are much cleaner.
  • Perfect for northern Kentucky: This area is rich in limestone, which is an efficient heat storage and transfer material, making it an ideal place to use geothermal heat pumps for your home’s comfort.

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What Is the Difference Between Heat Pumps & Other HVAC Options?

Compared with traditional air conditioners, furnaces, and other heating and cooling systems, geothermal heat pumps are easily the most efficient and cost-effective. Unlike other HVAC equipment, geothermal heat pumps make use of free and renewable solar energy found within the earth instead of burning fossil fuels.

Ready To Install a Geothermal Heat Pump in Your Home?

Since 1984, Arronco Comfort Air has provided expert heating and cooling services throughout the northern Kentucky, Lexington, and Cincinnati areas. Our experienced professionals can help you determine if geothermal heating is right for your home and family’s needs. When you choose us for your heating and cooling needs, you can expect:

  • Trustworthy family-owned and -operated business
  • Quality, experienced, friendly staff
  • Technicians who are background-checked and thoroughly vetted
  • Service for all brands
  • Emergency HVAC service

Learn more about geothermal heat pumps and their potential benefits. Contact us online to get started today.

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