Save Energy, Save Money: Geothermal Installation
Arizona is no stranger to warm temperatures, and with the recent arrival of spring, the summer heat is just around the corner.
Unfortunately, this also means an increase in cooling costs as your air conditioning system is kicked into overdrive. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 45% of monthly electricity expenses come from heating and cooling1. With the average household spending nearly $2,200 each year on energy bills2, this can be a hefty expense. Did you know that there are technologies allowing you to tap into Earth’s renewable energies to heat and cool your home for less?
Better known as a geothermal heat pump, this system uses an underground loop of pipes to transfer heated (or cooled) air to the heat exchanger, where it is pumped into the home and circulated through the air ducts. This system works because the air below the ground remains at a near constant temperature of 54 degrees3, making it easy to heat or cool to the desired temperature set on your thermostat. There are various types of geothermal systems, such as the open loop, pond loop, horizontal loop, and vertical loop. An HVAC specialist can help you determine which system is the best fit for your space.
Sound too expensive? While geothermal systems in Arizona cost more upfront, they can significantly reduce your monthly electricity bills allowing you to get a return on your investment within a few short years. This is because they require much less energy to operate and when you save energy, you also save money. Geothermal installations may also entitle you to rebates from the manufacturer and your electricity/gas company, as well as a tax incentive. Take advantage now, before the summer heat arrives!