Save up to 70% in Heating and Cooling Costs from Buying Geothermal
One of the main reasons many homeowners choose geothermal is the benefit of lower operating costs. The cost for heating, cooling and hot water can combine for up to 75% of a home's total utility costs. Therefore, the biggest opportunity to save on utility costs is to improve the efficiency of those systems. That's where geothermal can help in a big way.
For every one unit of energy purchased, a geothermal unit can deliver up to four units of energy because it uses energy from the earth. In many scenarios, a geothermal system is significantly less expensive to operate than ordinary forced air heating and cooling systems. Geothermal systems can save up to 70% in heating costs, up to 50% in cooling costs.* And, they can save additional energy on domestic hot water costs.
One way to compare efficiency is to calculate the cost for 1 million BTUs of heat transfer. Using a standard formula, an “apples to apples” comparison can be made based on local fuel rates and equipment efficiency. The table at right demonstrates a typical savings opportunity with geothermal. To get the full picture for your home, contact us at 319-337-3520.
*Savings calculated using LoopLink software. Comparison based on simulation in Dallas, TX. Bryant 6 ton vs. standing pilot propane furnace, standard air conditioner and local fuel rates. Actual savings will vary based in configuration, weather and local energy costs.
Geothermal Systems provide homeowners with a wide range of benefits.
● Savings: Geothermal systems can offer lower operating costs compared to ordinary forced air heating and cooling systems. Those savings can be as high as 70% in heating and cooling costs.*
● Comfort: These systems provide even temperatures throughout the home year round, with excellent dehumidification during cooling.
● Environmental Impact: Geothermal is a renewable technology that can reduce your carbon footprint now and for future generations.
● Reliability: Geothermal units are known for durability and can operate for years with little maintenance.
● Quiet Operation: Unlike ordinary air conditioners and heat pumps, no outdoor unit is required. Bryant geothermal units use heavy-duty, fully-insulated cabinets for quiet operation. Quiet, soft starting variable speed blowers are used in many models.
● Flexibility: Geothermal comfort systems can provide heating, cooling and supplemental water from a single unit with a wide variety of models and options to fit most applications.
● Hot Water: Excess heat from system operation can be used to supplement the home's water heater.
● Reduce energy dependence: Geothermal systems reduce our need to import fuel.