Geothermal Versus High-Efficiency Gas Furnaces from JP Heating & Air Conditioning
For many homeowners, one of the most important considerations when choosing their heating and cooling systems is energy efficiency. So, it is important to know that high-efficiency gas furnaces and geothermal heat pumps are the most efficient heating and cooling systems available. In this post, we will compare these two heating and cooling system types and discuss why you may want to consider geothermal heating.
High-efficiency gas furnaces burn natural gas in order to create heat, whereas with geothermal heating, you are not actually creating heat, you are using the natural heat from the Earth. While installation costs are much higher, It may surprise you that this modern heating system is also the least expensive when it comes to operational costs. In fact, geothermal heating and cooling systems generate five units of heat per one unit of electricity used, making them more efficient than even high-efficiency gas furnaces.
You’re probably wondering if geothermal is also a more efficient system when it comes to cooling your home. For cooling, traditional heat pumps blow warm air across cold freon pipes. The warmer it is outside; the more energy is needed to cool the air. Geothermal heat pumps, in comparison, use the Earth’s naturally cooler underground temperatures through a loop system that exchanges the warm air inside of your home with the cooler air beneath the Earth’s surface.
At JP Heating & Air Conditioning, we are seeing consistently increasing demand for high-efficiency, more environmentally friendly heating and cooling systems for our customers. If you have been considering upgrading, and want the most efficient heating and cooling system, you can click here to learn more about geothermal. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, do not hesitate to call us at (269) 345-1843 or contact us online. We look forward to working with you!