GSHPs can save you operation and maintenance costs. In fact, you may recoup your investment in a GSHP in as little as three years. You achieve this positive cash flow when your energy savings exceed payment for your system.
The initial investment for a GSHP system is greater than that of a conventional system. However, when you consider the operating costs of a geothermal heating, cooling, and water heating system, energy savings quickly offset the initial difference in purchase price.
The GSHP is one of the most efficient residential heating and cooling systems available today. Heating efficiencies are 50 to 70 percent higher than other heating systems. Cooling efficiencies are 20 to 40 percent higher than available air conditioners. These efficiencies gained directly translate into savings for you on your utility bills.
GSHP systems are safe and protected. With no exposed equipment outdoors, children or pets cannot injure themselves or damage exterior units. GSHPs have no open flame, flammable fuel or potentially dangerous fuel storage tanks.
Yes. A GSHP can be a combination heating-, cooling- and hot-water system. You can change from one mode to another with a simple flick on your indoor thermostat. Using a desuperheater, some GSHPs can save you up to 50 percent on your water-heating bill by preheating tank water.