Heat Pump Technology is proven technology.
Geothermal heat pumps are the most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly HVAC systems available.
Geothermal technology uses a series of sealed piping loops buried in the ground that tap the renewable solar heating of the earth. These loops create a better heat transfer medium than traditional air source systems. Air source heat pumps, which use the outside air as their heat collection source have also dramatically advanced in the last several years. Where these types of systems were sometimes problematic in the past, they are now a very viable option and less expensive than geothermal systems. It is so efficient that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has stated:
“Geo exchange systems are the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean and cost-effective space conditioning system available today”
Geothermal systems are eligible for federal tax credits and state incentives.
Geothermal Heat Pumps keep your entire house comfortable year-round and a geothermal system can be used to provide free hot water.
A new geothermal heat pump system heats or cools on demand and provides better comfort and humidity control.
SBS-Solar uses units that are placed in a basement, garage or utility room. This helps reduce noise, improves the look of your home and leads to longer system life.
Geothermal heat pumps are engineered for long equipment life.
“Standard Electric” Space or water heating
• 100% efficient
• No flu losses – so more efficient than gas
Heat Pump Space and Water Heating
• 300% – 400% efficient
• Can be powered by renewable energy
No fossil fuel
• Improves safety
• Eliminates service lines, flues and air intakes
• No site emissions
SBS Solar does not deal directly with heat pump systems yet can recommend several excellent HVAC contractors to assist with your project.
Bottom line, heat pumps win when it comes to heating and cooling both for the pocket book and the environment.