PROPANE GAS AND FUEL OIL CONSUMERS HAVE OPTIONS
If you are viewing this page, you are probably one of the unfortunate consumers that buy fuel oil or propane gas for your heating needs. You may have thought your option was at least more efficient than the alternative of electric heating. NOT TRUE! You do have another option in GEOTHERMAL heat pumps.
The most efficient propane gas furnace has an efficiency rating of 94-96%. Geothermal heat pumps deliver a 400% efficiency rating. That is, 4 units of energy are delivered for every 1 unit of electrical energy consumed. How could that be true? Instead of burning a fuel to create heat, geothermal heat pumps transfer heat that we already have. This more efficient comfort system lowers your energy bills by up to 70%. If that isn’t enough reason to consider a new geothermal heat pump for your heating and cooling system here are a few more:
• Environmentally Friendly
The EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy recognize geothermal heat pumps as the most environmentally friendly way to heat and cool a home. Unlike natural gas, fuel oil and propane gas systems, geothermal does not emit carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, or other greenhouse gasses which contribute to air quality pollution.
There is no combustion in a geothermal heat pump; therefore there is no chance of explosion or carbon-monoxide poisoning.
• Life Cycle Cost
Geothermal systems are usually good for 20+ years. A typical propane gas furnace will last 12+ years with regular maintenance. The ground loop of the geothermal heat pump system (the pipes buried beneath your yard) has a life cycle of 50+ years. This product is in it for the long haul.
• Positive Cash Flow
Geothermal is an investment. For most applications including both new construction and retrofit the energy savings more than offset the cost of installation over a very short period of time. Many people want to know the “payback” period while comparing geothermal to other heating and cooling systems. A geothermal heat pump will produce energy savings, which will equal and then exceed the cost of the system installation over a period of time. That period of time, with the recent 30% tax credit has decreased nicely to 3-7 years.
Please browse the rest of our website to learn more. Then give us a call or fill out our contact form if you’re ready to learn how geothermal can help you capitalize on these savings.