Conventional HVAC vs. Geothermal

Geothermal systems perform with greater efficiency during severe temperature fluctuations outside, and require only one unit to heat and cool your home.

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Conventional HVAC vs. Geothermal

Peace & Quiet

Conventional systems use a noisy outdoor unit to exchange heat with the environment. Geothermal systems are quiet, using underground pipes for the heat exchange. And since the unit is placed indoors, it's protected from the elements and lasts longer.

No CO2

Conventional systems use a gas furnace which produces CO2, a substance that is not only harmful to the environment, but can pose a safety risk to you and your family.

Earth's Natural Temperature

Geothermal systems use the earth's thermal energy to heat and cool your home quietly and efficiently.

As temperatures outside increase, a traditional AC system has to work harder, creating more expense.
When temperatures drop outside, a furnace or boiler has to consume more fossil fuels to compensate for the temperature difference.
In the summer, a geothermal system collects heat from your home and moves it to the much cooler earth.
During the winter, it draws from much warmer underground temps, making it that much more efficient.
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Conventional HVAC
Conventional HVAC

Peace & Quiet

Conventional systems use a noisy outdoor unit to exchange heat with the environment. Geothermal systems are quiet, using underground pipes for the heat exchange. And since the unit is placed indoors, it's protected from the elements and lasts longer.

No CO2

Conventional systems use a gas furnace which produces CO2, a substance that is not only harmful to the environment, but can pose a safety risk to you and your family.

Summer

As temperatures outside increase, a traditional AC system has to work harder, creating more expense.

Winter

When temperatures drop outside, a furnace or boiler has to consume more fossil fuels to compensate for the temperature difference.

Geothermal
Conventional HVAC

Earth's Natural Temperature

Geothermal systems use the earth's thermal energy to heat and cool your home quietly and efficiently.

Summer

In the summer, a geothermal system collects heat from your home and moves it to the much cooler earth.

Winter

During the winter, it draws from much warmer underground temps, making it that much more efficient.

How geothermal pays for itself.

While geothermal's upfront cost is higher than a traditional HVAC unit, the system is so efficient that it can pay for itself in as little as 3.5 years. In many cases, the monthly cost of financing a new system and paying your new energy bill is less than what you're currently paying for with traditional HVAC.

Cost difference between geothermal and a new A/C + furnace

$4,500.00

Annual savings of geothermal vs. aging unit. (16 SEER¹/92 AFUE system².)

$1,416.00

Time to recoup initial investment.

Approx. 3.5 years

Profit after 25 years (average life of GHP³)

$41,912.28


[1] SEER is Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. AFUE is Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency.
[2] GeoLink Design Studio based on 2500sq. ft. home in the Midwest. Electricity: $0.12/kWh, Natural Gas: $1.50/ccf, Annual Inflation: 2.18%
[3] US Department of Energy.

Investment

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Geothermal vs. Other Heating & Cooling Sources

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