The ground absorbs nearly half of the solar energy our planet receives. As a result, the earth remains at a constant, moderate temperature just below its surface all year round. However, air temperature varies greatly from summer to winter, making air source (traditional) heating and cooling least efficient when you need it the most.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems take advantage of the stable temperature underground using a piping system, commonly referred to as a “loop.” Water circulates in the loop to exchange heat between your home, the ground source heat pump, and the earth, providing geothermal heating, cooling, and hot water at remarkably high efficiencies.
Let’s Find Out How Much You Could Save From Our Supplier, ClimateMaster
During the winter, ClimateMaster geothermal heating and cooling systems absorb heat stored in the ground through the water that circulates in its underground loop. This heat is carried to the ground source heat pumps where it’s concentrated and then sent as warm, comfortable air throughout your home.
When you need heating the most, the air outside is coldest. As a result, a traditional air source heat pump works hard to extract the amount of heat from the cold air needed to properly heat your home. In contrast, a geothermal heat pump system consumes less energy as it easily absorbs ground heat from the abundant supply stored below your home, making geothermal heating significantly more energy efficient.
Gas furnaces burn natural gas to provide heat for your home and are only 98% efficient, while geothermal systems use significantly less energy collecting heat from the earth, achieving 400-600% efficiencies.
During the summer, ClimateMaster geothermal heating and cooling systems absorb heat from your home and transfers it to the underground loop where it is then absorbed by the cooler earth. The geothermal heat pump uses the cool water returning from the ground to create cool, dehumidified air conditioning for your home.
When you need cooling the most, the outside air is hottest. A traditional air source heat pump must work hard to force the heat from your home into the already heat saturated air. In contrast, a geothermal heat pump consumes less energy as it easily rejects heat into the cool earth, making geothermal cooling significantly more energy efficient.
Lower Your Electric Bill & Energy Costs with Geothermal Heating & Cooling
Are you paying too much on your heating, cooling and hot water electric bills? Geothermal is a great way to cut down on those energy costs.
In fact, you can save up to 80% each year on heating, cooling and hot water bills just by switching from a traditional HVAC system to a ClimateMaster geothermal heating and cooling system.
According to the US Department of Energy, the typical American family spends at least $2,000 a year on home electric bills. Heating, cooling and hot water costs combined make up over 70% of the typical electric bill, so installing energy efficient HVAC systems, like a ClimateMaster geothermal system, may be one of the smartest home improvement investments you can make to lower energy bills.
Below is a chart showing approximately what a lower energy bill using geothermal looks like.
ClimateMaster’s geothermal heat pumps are ENERGY STAR® qualified for energy efficiency because they are incredibly up to 400-600% efficient, whereas the highest efficiency gas furnace is only 98% efficient.
In addition, our ClimateMaster’s various series achieved ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient designation in 2012. For people interested in learning how to lower electric bills and save money at home, geothermal is the way to go.
In addition to a lower electric bill created by a more efficient heating and cooling system, homeowners around the country are taking advantage of the 30% federal tax credit and other local energy tax credits that reduce the upfront costs of buying and installing ENERGY STAR® appliances and renewable energy technologies like ClimateMaster geothermal heating and cooling systems.
Tranquility® 30 Digital (TE)
29.6 EER/5.0 COP
- Powered by electricity instead of fossil fuels.
- Roughly 75% to 80% of heat supplied comes directly from the earth and is clean, free and renewable.
- Little or no CO2 emissions help prevent global warming.
- Consistent geothermal (below ground) temperature reduces system energy use.
- vFlow® technology reduces water pumping power consumed by 60-80% compared to traditional external pumping modules, which can save over $100 per year in a an average 2,000 square foot home.
- Optional hot water generator can lower home water heating costs.
- Installation qualifies you for a 30% Federal tax credit.
Tranquility® 22 Digital (TZ)
22.0 EER/4.1 COP
- Energy Star® qualified.
- Roughly 75% to 80% of heat supplied comes directly from the earth itself and is clean, free and renewable.
- Little or no CO2 emissions helps prevent global warming.
- Powered by electricity instead of fossil fuels.
- Utilizes the Earth’s consistent geothermal. (underground) temperature to reduce energy use.
- Optional hot water generator can lower home hot water cost.
- Heat pump installation may qualify you for a tax credit.
For more information about getting a geothermal system and save on energy do not hesitate to contact us to meet with one of our specialized sales representatives.