Furnace Replacement: Geothermal Heating Installation
Are you a homeowner in Ontario looking to complete a furnace replacement? Evolved Thermal Energy offers a comprehensive process for selecting and installing the right geothermal heat pump system for your home. We’ll walk through the basics so you know what you’re getting into!
What is a Geothermal Heat Pump System?
A geothermal heat pump system is an energy-efficient way to heat and cool your home. It works by transferring heat from the ground into your home during the winter and transferring heat from your home into the ground during the summer. This process reduces energy costs and helps reduce your carbon footprint.
The geothermal ground loop heat exchanger is buried in the soil just beneath the surface of your yard, below the frost line. Just below the frost line the temperature stays relatively constant all year long 8C-10C. This is what creates the extreme efficiency of the heat pump heating and cooling system.
A Ground Source Heat Pump is no different than a refrigerator, or the air conditioner you already have sitting next to your house. The advantage of the ground loop is easiest to see when compared to an air conditioner. On the day you need your air conditioner the most, is the day it’s the LEAST efficient. Seems backwards right? You can tell this by looking at how your electricity bills increase so much in the hottest months. The air conditioner is struggling to reject (move) the heat from inside your home into the warm outdoor air. Geothermal on the other hand does not suffer from this challenge because the ground loop is still a nice cool 8-10C. In heating, the comparison is the same except replace the air conditioner with an Air Source Heat Pump. You can see then on the COLDEST day of the year how it would be difficult for an Air Source Heat Pump to extract (move) energy from the COLD outdoor air, and turn that into useable heat in your home.
“You can see then on the COLDEST day of the year how it would be difficult for an Air Source Heat Pump to extract (move) energy from the COLD outdoor air, and turn that into useable heat in your home.”
What Are The Benefits of Geothermal Heating Installation?
Geothermal heat pump systems offer many benefits over traditional heating and cooling systems. They are more efficient than fossil fuel furnaces and air source heat pumps, meaning they use less energy to operate and can save you money on your monthly utility bills. Additionally, they require less maintenance than other types of HVAC systems because the equipment is installed inside the building envelope (in your basement). This is where existing Geothermal Heating system owners are seeing equipment last 25-30+ years. Longevity and reliability of the equipment is a great benefit not only because it reduces nuisance calls to the repair company, but It also means your investment is paying back a strong return over the ENTIRE life of the system. The less you spend on maintenance of your system, the greater the investment return (ROI).
Finding The Right Furnace Replacement Contractor
At Evolved Thermal Energy, we are dedicated to providing exceptional service to homeowners looking to upgrade their heating and cooling systems. Our process begins with a free 30-minute consultation where we gather information on the homeowner’s existing HVAC system, their home, property and investment outlook to determine the best possible heat pump fit for their needs. After the consultation, should the homeowner wish to proceed we’ll provide an economic analysis that compares budget and operating cost savings, helping homeowners understand the potential return on investment of each system option.
Once a system plan has been established a contractor from our network will be assigned to complete a technical site survey and prepare a final proposal. Our contractors are knowledgeable in geothermal installation and air source heat pumps. They’ll work closely with us to ensure that homeowners receive the highest quality service.
Evolved Thermal Energy is committed to providing the best possible solution for homeowner heating and cooling needs. By offering a comprehensive approach to your furnace replacement project. Our upfront assessment leads to effective design that provides our contractor network with the information they need to install a great heat pump system for your home. Through our process we help homeowners save money on installation costs and energy bills. In the end this also helps them reduce their carbon footprint and enjoy a more comfortable home. If you’re interested in experiencing the benefits of geothermal, we invite you to take advantage of our free consultation.