Archive for the Geothermal Myths Category
Geothermal Myth # 3: I Cant Afford a Geothermal Heat Pump
If you are already heating and cooling your home with a traditional method than you can afford a geothermal heat pump!Â The biggest fear surrounding geothermal heat pumps has always been the high installation costs, which are significantly higher than those of traditional heat pump installations, but with recent tax incentives geothermal heat pump installations are more affordable than ever.
There is currently a 30% federal tax credit available on ground source heat pumps and a number of sta ...
Geothermal Myth #2: My Geothermal Unit Will Need a Backup
This myth is completely reliant upon appropriate sizing of your geothermal unit. Sizing is one of the most important factors when installing a geothermal unit which is why it is essential to use a qualified geothermal contractor. An undersized system will not only require a backup unit but it will rely heavily on the backup unit during extreme temperatures. Constant use of a backup unit will end up costing you even more than traditional heating and cooling solutions.
If you have a correctly s ...
Geothermal Myth #1: Geothermal Heat Pumps Don’t Work In Extreme Cold
With all of the information available on the web, we wanted to take the time to dispel a few of the myths surrounding geothermal heat pumps in a three part series. Today, Geothermal Myth #1: They Don't Work in the Extreme Cold.
The myth that geothermal heat pumps do not work in cases of extreme cold is often derived from the fact that standard air source heat pumps do perform poorly in below freezing temperatures. A ground source heat pump is NOT an air-to-air heat pump.
A number of homeow ...