Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs), which provide both heating and air conditioning in your home, and also can 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 heating systems deliver serious energy savings over time, too.
However, there are drawbacks and many things to consider as you look to install a GHP. The truth is, geothermal systems are not going to be right for every home or every homeowner despite their many advantages. 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, whether it’s geothermal or more conventionally powered/fueled. Continue reading “Geothermal Heating Pros and Cons: Is it Right for Your Home?”