JK Mechanical has been Lancaster’s leader in Geothermal Heating & Cooling solutions since 1989. Geothermal Heat Pumps quietly and reliably harness the renewable energy generated by the Sun that is stored in the ground near the Earth’s surface. They make significant contributions to a cleaner environment by saving energy, cutting fossil fuel use, and reducing carbon emissions. While Geothermal Heating and Cooling is not a one-size-fits-all option, for many homeowners or business owners Geothermal HVAC can be an efficient, long-lasting comfort solution. Read more to learn why switching to geothermal might be the smart choice for your heating & cooling.
Reason #1: It’s More Efficient
Geothermal heat pump systems are incredibly efficient, even compared to air source heat pumps. According to the EPA, geothermal systems use 25-50% less electricity than a standard heating and cooling system. Geothermal heat pumps use well loops to take advantage of the temperature beneath the earth, which stays at a constant 55 degrees year-round. In the winter, the fluid in the well extracts heat from the earth and carries it into your home. In summer, the system reverses, and takes heat from inside, removing it into the cooler ground. Therefore no matter whether you are heating or cooling, your system is using less electricity to deliver the same—or better!—home comfort.
Reason #2: It Lowers Your Carbon Footprint
Since Geothermal heat pumps are more efficient and use less electricity, you are lowering your carbon footprint while also lowering your utility bills. Geothermal heating and cooling runs on clean, renewable energy, making it the smart choice for your wallet and our planet. According to WaterFurnace, installing one Geothermal HVAC system is equivalent to planting 750 trees!
Reason #3: It’s Quiet
Because a Geothermal heat pump’s outdoor components are buried in the ground, they don’t have an outdoor unit the same way that traditional heat pumps do, giving you a little extra space in your garden. Without an outdoor unit or fan cycling on and off next to your house, geothermal systems are on average just as quiet as your refrigerator. You might even forget it’s there!
Reason #4: It’s Safe
Geothermal systems run on electricity, so there is no combustion or burning of fossil fuels. While modern furnaces and boilers installed by a licensed, trained dealer are a very safe heating option, geothermal heat pumps are an even safer and healthy alternative.
Reason #5: It’s Long-Lived
Geothermal units aren’t subjected to the effects of outdoor weather or fuel combustion, so they last longer on average than nearly any other heating and cooling system. According to the US Department of Energy, geothermal units have an average equipment life of 25 years with proper, regular maintenance while the underground loop system has a rated material life of more than 100 years. Ordinary air conditioners, furnaces and heat pumps typically last 15-18 years when well-maintained.
Reason #6: It’s Comfortable
At JK Mechanical, we specialize in offering smart home comfort systems that help you save money and the environment without ever sacrificing comfort. Geothermal units are designed to run more often at low speeds to provide stable temperatures throughout your home and help eliminate hot or cold spots. Combined with custom zoning options from JK Mechanical, geothermal gives you excellent comfort you can control, no matter where you are in your home or what the temperature is outside.
Geothermal Heating & Cooling installations scheduled before the end of 2020 will be eligible for the 26% Federal Tax Credit before it’s reduced to 22% in 2021. Contact JK Mechanical now to receive your free, in-home assessment.