Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pumps

If you enjoy low maintenance and energy efficiency, it’s a good idea to consider geothermal heat pumps for new homes or an HVAC replacement. Geothermal heat pumps can be used anywhere and can help lower the amount of energy used in your home.

The common refrain about geothermal (or ground-source) heat pumps is that they’re expensive to install but pay for themselves in lower utility bills. In short, that’s true. For those who plan to stay in their home more than a couple years, it’s a worthy investment.

Here’s why you should consider geothermal heat pumps for your home or commercial building.

Low-Maintenance HVAC

Heat pumps work year-round because they can transfer heat either into or out of the home. That means less equipment to worry about. And because half the system is buried underground, it can’t get disturbed or clogged like other kinds of outdoor HVAC units.

Extreme Energy Savings

Think gas furnaces are the most efficient? Geothermal heat pumps can slice those winter bills in half. On cooling mode, they also perform up to 40 percent more efficiently than standard air conditioners.

Heating and Cooling for a Green Home

Besides the earth-friendly impact of lower energy consumption, it’s also worth noting that geothermal heat pumps use solar energy trapped in the soil. They need some electricity to pump the refrigerant and blow the air, but it’s a far greener process than virtually anything else.

Runs Quietly

Do you hate having to turn up the TV volume whenever an air conditioner or heater fires up? With a geothermal heat pump, there’s only a quiet hum near the indoor unit and no noise outside.

Long Life Expectancy

Here’s another place where geothermal heat pumps perform exceptionally well compared to air conditioners, furnaces, and even air-source heat pumps. Those all last between 10 to 20 years, after which you’re on borrowed time.

Geothermal heat pumps in the St. Louis area can be expected to last about 35 years for the indoor system and more than 50 years for the underground equipment. You’ll recoup the money if you stay in the home, and you can tell future buyers that they won’t need to replace the HVAC system anytime soon.

Lots of Options

If you don’t have a large backyard, that’s no problem. The “closed loop” pipes can be arrayed horizontally or vertically to suit a variety of ground conditions. You can also add a geothermal heat pump if you already have central AC or a furnace, and we’ll set things up so you always have the most efficient and powerful heating and cooling possible.

Geothermal Heat Pumps in Fenton and St. Louis, MO

Metro Heating & Cooling provides geothermal heat pump installation for both new construction or retrofit projects. We’re based in Fenton, MO and serve all of St. Louis County.

Contact us today to schedule an estimate for geothermal heating and cooling!