Innovative geothermal heat pumps tap into the earth's surface,
using the energy and relatively consistent heat found in the earth, a
pond, or well water instead of using outside air like traditional heat
pumps. Geothermal heat pumps provide both cooling and heating to your
home and are able to maintain the highest efficiency on even the coldest
winter nights or the hottest summer days.
Search for a Home Comfort Geo Dealer to learn about the energy efficient, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly geothermal heat pumps available for your home.
Geothermal energy is setting new standards in the realm
of energy efficiency for heating and cooling systems. The energy efficiency of
an Indianapolis geothermal system
depends upon multiple factors, but generally speaking, they are 30-50% more
efficient than traditional air conditioning systems and heat pumps, and 3-5
times more efficient than gas, propane, and oil furnaces. Conventional high
energy efficiency heating and cooling systems are generally rated in the range
of 92-94 percent efficiency, which means that for every dollar the homeowner
spends to operate the system, he or she gets 92-94 cents worth of heating or
cooling in return. Home Comfort Geo’s geothermal systems boast a 27.0-31.5 EER
(Energy Efficiency Ratio), which is exceptional when compared to the
satisfactory standard for high efficiency, Energy Star systems at 11 EER. Another
rating to be mindful of is the system’s COP (Coefficient of Performance). Home
Comfort Geo’s heating and cooling systems range from 4.6-5.1 COP.
A system with the rating of 4.0 COP is significantly more efficient than the 92-94% energy efficiency of traditional systems. When a system has a rating of 4.0 COP, it means the system provides 4 units of heat for every unit of energy it uses – in other words, for every dollar you spend, you get a $4 return.
We use Puron® Refrigerant in our geothermal systems to provide consumers with the most environmentally responsible, green heating and cooling systems. As the leading company providing solutions for geothermal in Indianapolis, we have made it our goal to ensure our customers have all of the resources they need to proceed with making an informed decision regarding the implementation of geothermal in their homes. The Clean Air Act of 1990 dictated that refrigerant R-22 must be phased out, and Puron® Refrigerant, which is chlorine-free and designed to protect the earth’s ozone layer, is the new standard. Puron® Refrigerant is superior to R-22 in every way, including performance, energy efficiency, and environmental safety. Older systems use older types of refrigerant, so with every year that passes R-22 becomes more obsolete, and so do systems that rely on R-22. Eventually older types of refrigerant will be hard to come by, making service on a system that relies on this type of refrigerant much more costly to maintain. Home Comfort Geo’s geothermal heating and cooling systems have been designed to be environmentally responsible and energy efficient, down to the smallest detail.