Residential Geothermal Heat Pump

residential geothermal heat pump

residential geothermal heat pump
New Rebates Available to Homeowners Who Upgrade Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems
Manufacturer Provides up to $2,000 to Upgrade, in Addition to Federal Tax Credits
Geothermal heat pump for residential uses?

Can someone with knowledge or experience give me good, bad, and ugly on the uses of a geothermal heat pump for residential uses in the oklahoma area. Are they more economical and how reliable are they?

Geothermal heat pumps are excellent systems. They are more expensive upfront but they perform well and will save you money every year. They will more than make up for the extra expense within about 5 to 7 years. Heat pump systems are only as good as the source of heat. Air to air systems work well as long as the outdoor air temperature is above about 45 degrees F but become more and more inefficient as the temperature drops. Geothermal systems rely on the fact that the temperature below ground remains constant year round at approximately 56 degrees F. The system therefore has an excellent source of heat in the winter and a great heat sink in the summer. The system will require much less energy to operate during the cooling cycle or the heating cycle. I would highly recommend the geothermal system if you can afford the additional cost originally. It will provide many years of excellent service at a minimal cost, effectively saving you hundreds of dollars in operating costs.

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