Are Geothermal Heat Pumps Worth It?

Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs), which provide both heating and air conditioning in your home, and also have the capability to heat your water (sometimes for free), have become increasingly popular in recent years. These HVAC appliances are amazingly efficient and “green” compared to traditional options, as they harness the nearly constant temperatures under the ground to keep your home comfortable in every season.

Geothermal systems deliver serious energy savings over time, too.

However, there are drawbacks and many things to consider as you look to install a GHP. These systems come with a hefty initial price tag, as well as a long list of site criteria that must be met before installation can take place. In other words, GHPs are not going to be right for every home or every homeowner despite their many advantages.

Today we’re taking a closer look at why the answer to whether geothermal heat pumps are worth the investment is, “it depends.” Your priorities, your budget, and your home’s physical location will ultimately help you make the best decision about what type of HVAC system is right for you. Continue reading “Are Geothermal Heat Pumps Worth It?”