19 Oct 2015

Why You Need a Geothermal Heat Pump

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Quick question – what’s the biggest source of power on the planet? Does coal, oil, or gas come to mind? The answer might surprise you, and it’s a lot closer than you think.

Earth’s biggest power source is the earth itself! We’re talking about geothermal energy, and how you can tap into this endless power source that’s right below your feet. One of the easiest and most effective ways to do so is by investing in a geothermal heat pump. Read on to learn more.

How Geothermal Heat Pumps Work

The term “geothermal” refers to the earth’s thermal energy, which remains a relatively steady temperature underground all year long, no matter what Mother Nature lets loose above the soil. A typical geothermal heat pump system relies on a network of buried coils (imagine a giant innerspring mattress buried in your backyard) filled with a refrigerant liquid. The system uses the earth’s constant underground temperature, combined with electricity, to heat and cool the liquid, which in turn heats and cools your home in a surprisingly energy-efficient way.

The costs of fossil fuels can rise and fall dramatically with no warning. You’ve seen this happen before – just look at your wildly fluctuating utility bills. But with a geothermal system, you can expect lower and more balanced bills, thanks to the earth’s ever-steady thermal energy.

If you’re new to the C&J Well Company website, or stumbled across our blog by searching for “geothermal heat pumps” online, take a moment and read about our expert geothermal drilling services. Our team can custom drill, design, and install a geothermal system to fit your property’s needs and your family’s budget.

An Added Bonus From Uncle Sam

With a global move towards cleaner, greener energy sources, geothermal heat pumps will become the norm in the next 10 years as technologies improve and prices fall. But why wait? Today, the federal government is offering major incentives for folks to upgrade their home heating & cooling systems, and make the switch to geothermal. These incentives come in the form of tax credits, with rebates as high as 30%.

We highlighted these tax credits in a recent blog post. Still have questions? Get in touch with us to learn more about options, costs, and other helpful information.

The Best Geothermal Solution for You

Just like families, homes, and properties, geothermal heat pump systems come in a variety of shapes and sizes. From underground and pond/lake systems, to systems that take advantage of your existing water well, there is a geothermal heat pump design that will work best for you.

Ready to learn more? Browse our website for a full list of available geothermal services, and contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate for your home or business.