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.
Heat 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 […]