geothermal heat pumps

Geothermal Heat Pumps vs. High-Efficiency Gas Furnaces

Geothermal Heat Pumps

vs. High-Efficiency Gas Furnaces

With the rise in the erratic climate changes, households have seen several traditional methods of heating and cooling their indoor environment. There are two types of heating and cooling systems which have the highest levels of efficiency: high-efficiency gas furnaces and geothermal heat pumps. Let’s first take a look at high-efficiency gas furnaces.

High-Efficiency Gas Furnaces Are Less Energy Efficient Than Geothermal HVAC SystemsHeat is generated due to the burning of fossil fuels in this method. The creation of heat in this method requires an external source of energy to input into the furnace. A more modern take on heating and cooling systems is the Geothermal method. With this method, heat is not created; however, it is simply borrowed from the Earth and directed into your home. While both of these methods create heat efficiently, one is more cost effective.

Geothermal heat pumps prove to be the least expensive in terms of operational cost when compared to other options. Geothermal heating and cooling systems generate 5 units of heat per 1 unit of electricity used and they are significantly more efficient when compared to the cost of running a natural gas furnace or an electric heat pump. Take a look […]

WaterFurnace Geothermal Heat Pumps

Waterfurnace 3 Series with Aurora Control

WaterFurnace 3 Series with Aurora Control

Features

The 300A11 is a dual capacity WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump that heats, cools, and provides a portion of a home’s hot water. The communicating Aurora controls work in conjunction with the dual capacity compressor and 5-speed ECM blower motor to provide comfort and savings at a great price point.
Model Number Configuration Capacity Energy Use: Annual Energy Use Annual Cost (National Average)* Lifetime Cost to Operate** % Saving over Federal Minimum
EER COP
LDV024A Closed Loop 23,100 18.1 3.9 1,730 189 2,829 35%
LDH024A
LDV036A 35,100 18.5 3.8 2,620 286 4,284 35%
LDH036A
LDV048A 49,000 19 3.9 3,581 390 5,855 36%
LDH048A
LDV060A 59,900 19.4 3.6 4,441 484 7,261 35%
LDH060A
LDV072A 67,000 19.1 3.6 5,034 549 8,231 34%
LDH072A
LDV024A Open Loop 25,100 22.5 4.4 1,572 171 2,570 45%
LDH024A
LDV036A 38,000 22.6 4.3 2,396 261 3,917 45%
LDH036A
LDV048A 52,300 24.5 4.4 3,128 341 5,114 48%
LDH048A
LDV060A 64,100 23.4 4.1 4,056 442 6,632 45%
LDH060A
LDV072A 71,800 23 4.1 4,588 500 7,502 44%
LDH072A
WaterFurnace 5 Series with Aurora Control

WaterFurnace 5 Series with Aurora Control

Features:
The 5 Series is a dual capacity WaterFurnace  geothermal heat pump that heats, cools, and provides a portion of a home’s […]

The Many Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pumps

Outside of purchasing a home, the most challenging investment an individual can make in a building is a geothermal heating and cooling system. Therefore, before one dives straight into the deep end, knowing the pros of cons of it is a sound decision. This short piece will touch upon some of the major advantages and disadvantages of a geothermal heat pumps. But first, let us understand what these systems are.

Think of the center of the Earth like a fireplace which continually burns. This fireplace heats its ‘enclosure’ constantly. Hence, when you dig under the surface of the earth and reach a certain depth, the temperature will always be around 50 degrees. It might be chilly winters according to the air temperature, but the underground temperature eternally remains a balmy 50. A geothermal system uses a series of ducts and pumps to push this heat into a home or building. It works in the reverse direction during summers where it draws heat from inside a house and sends it underground.

So, how does a geothermal pump put typical air conditioning systems to shame? First and foremost, it does not use fossil fuels and thus is exceptionally environment-friendly. This brings us to the second benefit of geothermal pumps. There is no requirement of expensive fuel to heat […]