Geothermal heat pumps have been around for over 30 years, but they have risen in popularity lately due to higher energy costs, consumers concern for the environment, and the affordability of a geothermal system through HVAC tax credit programs the government offers.
If you’re interested in saving money on your heating and cooling bills, contact GAC Cooling & Heating for geothermal heat pump installation in Germantown, MD.
Geothermal Heat Pump Benefits
Geothermal heat pumps are electrically powered heating and cooling systems that transfer ground-source heat from one place to another. Using refrigeration, geothermal heat pumps remove heat stored in the earth and transfer it to your home. During the summer months, a geothermal heat pump works in reverse—transferring the heat stored in your home to the ground.
Geothermal heat pumps differ from air source heat pumps in their sources of heat. Geothermal heat pumps draw heat from the ground, while air source heat pumps draw heat from the air. Geothermal heat pumps work better in colder climates and are generally more energy efficient.
The cost of a geothermal heat pump installation in Germantown, MD can be three to five times more than a typical air source heat pump system, but they can be 30 percent to 50 percent more efficient than a typical heat pump—dramatically reducing your monthly electric bill. Combined with government incentives and tax breaks, a geothermal heat pump system may not be as big of an investment as you may have originally anticipated.
Geothermal Heat Pump Installation in Germantown, MD
When you choose GAC Cooling & Heating for a geothermal heat pump installation in Germantown, MD, we coordinate with a company to drill the well or dig the trenches for the loop. There are two types of loops: a closed loop and an open loop. A closed loop is a term used to describe the plastic pipe buried in the ground. This pipe is connected to the indoor heat pump to form a sealed or a “closed loop” system. Inside the closed loop, a mixture of water and anti-freeze solution transfers the heat from the ground to the heat pump system. With an open loop system, a well is drilled and water is pumped up through the system and then back into the ground.
Depending on your application, your land, and other factors, GAC Cooling & Heating will help you determine what type of loop is best for your installation.
Schedule Geothermal Heat Pump Installation in 20874, 20876
If you’re interested in installing a geothermal heat pump in 20874, 20876, contact GAC today for a free estimate. We’ve been serving residents of Montgomery and Frederick County, Maryland since 1970, so you know you’re getting high quality geothermal heat pump service when you call GAC. Between our highly skilled technicians and our heavily stocked warehouse, we can ensure that your geothermal heat pump installation in Germantown, MD will occur in an accurate, timely, and professional manner.