Whether you have committed to a geothermal upgrade, or are still weighing your options, it is important that you review the varying system options to get a better idea of their features and benefits. Keep in mind that there are two components to the geothermal product: the underground loop and the indoor heat pump. Aren’t sure what to pay attention to in the technical product descriptions? We’ve got you covered!
What to Keep In Mind
Energy Efficiency Rating
Geothermal systems have grown to be popular due to their energy efficient attributes. The energy efficiency rating associated with the system helps you to determine how efficiently the system converts energy for operation. The higher the rating, the more efficient the system is thought to be. If you are seeking something with optimum efficiency, look for systems with the ENERGY STAR label which have been found to meet strict efficiency qualifications as determined by the U.S. Department of Energy.
When choosing a heating and cooling system, the sound level is always something to keep in mind. While the indoor unit may look large, it has a surprisingly quiet operation. Today, industry leading geothermal systems feature a fully insulated cabinet and double isolation compressor mounting system to ensure ultra-quiet operation.
The heating and cooling capacities are also important considerations when choosing a system. The capacity, measured in British Thermal Units (BTU), determines how much heat is produced from the system, and will vary depending on the size of your home or business. Therefore, ensuring that the capacity is appropriate for your space size is essential. Your Home Comfort Geo contractor can help you size your system and determine the appropriate capacity.
One of the greatest benefits of any new system is the fact that it comes with a warranty to cover any issues that may arise over time. The geothermal systems offered by your Home Comfort Geo Contractor come with a 10 year limited warranty covering all internal components, with the option to purchase an extended warranty with a labor allowance that is good on all parts.
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