So we weren’t exactly sure what to expect from the new geothermal heat pump.
For sure, we had done plenty of research on this sort of heating and cooling equipment prior to committing to it.
And committing to a geo heat pump is no small commitment. First, this kind of heating and cooling equipment has a more expensive initial cost outlay. The geothermal heat pump is more expensive than the traditional heat pump that is part of most of the central air conditioning in most homes. Then, there is the cost of the installation that is also much higher than a traditional heat pump. The installation is much more tricky because a loop that carries HVAC refrigerant has to be buried deep into the earth. This is how the geo heat pump extracts heating and cooling energy instead of from the ambient air like a normal heat pump. Then, there is another commitment. This might be the last residential HVAC that we have installed. The geo heat pump can last up to forty years. And since we’ve decided that we’re going to stay put here for retirement, the geo heat pump will be our heating and cooling for the duration. So there was a lot to think about when it came to choosing the geo heat pump. Yet, we were so wanting a sustainable heating and cooling solution and the geothermal heat pump delivers that as it’s so efficient. Our heating and cooling costs will be a fraction of what they once were as energy costs continue to climb. Still, we were so thrilled when we had to keep the air conditioning on now that we’re in the depths of Summer. The geo heat pump has surpassed all of our expectations.