Correcting Myths About Ground Source Heat Pumps and the Companies That Provide Them
Like many people, you may have become intrigued by the potential energy and cost savings of switching to a ground source heat pump. However, you may have heard some concerns about them as well. Here are corrections to some of the most common myths you may have encountered.
- They are electricity wasters.
Although ground source heat pumps do use electricity, it is a one to five ratio in terms of units of electricity used compared to how many cooling or heating units are moved to your home. This ratio is an example of the cost and energy saving benefits by using this type of system.
- They are noisy systems.
Actually, the heat pumps run quite quietly, so much so that you may not even be aware that they are working.
- They wear out quickly.
With the system installed into the earth and heat exchange equipment installed inside the building, ground source heat pumps can last for decades, allowing you to reap the benefits of this power saving system.
- Installation is expensive.
Geothermal companies can install these systems at a more reasonable price than you may think. In addition, there may be financing available from the manufacturer, and some tax incentives may also be offered at the local, state, or federal level.
- Any geothermal company will do.
This is an important place to do your homework. You want to work with a company that has a solid reputation and successful track record for installation of ground source heat pump systems.
To find out more about how installing a ground source heat pump can save you money, it’s best to contact a professional geothermal company. Call Chesapeake Geosystems today at 800-252-4007 or complete a contact form to get a free estimate on the costs and benefits of changing your heating and cooling system over to an eco-friendly alternative.