BENEFITS OF GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM
Economic Advantage of Installing a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Central and Northern British Columbia (BC)
A geothermal heating and cooling system is a sound investment. The operating costs of a typical geothermal system are 65-75% less than electric baseboard heat. The long term savings outweigh the initial setup cost with an average economic payback of 5-7 years.
“Geothermal Systems represent a savings of 30-70% in the heating mode, and 20-50% in the cooling mode compared to conventional systems.” from Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium, GeoExchange Heating and Cooling Systems: Fascinating Facts.
Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems operate at efficiencies of 300% to 400% – the ground source heat pump requires one unit of electricity while providing three to four units of heating energy to your home!
Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems provide energy security from inflation of the unpredictable cost of fossil fuels.
By installing a Geothermal System for your home, you are making a positive environmental impact and choosing sustainable development.
Proven Comfort from a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System
A Geothermal Heating and Cooling System is able to provide a comfort level that is equivalent or better than natural gas, wood, or electric heating systems.
The constant flow of heat from a Geothermal System provides even heating that distributes warmth to all areas of your home, as required. This prevents hot and cold pockets that develop with other conventional heating systems.
Geothermal Systems can easily be controlled to provide both heating and air conditioning to different “zones” within your home. This allows different parts of your home to be at different temperatures. This is useful for large homes or areas that are less frequently occupied.
All Nordic Geothermal Heat Pumps use the Electronically Comutated Motor (ECM) multi-speed fan and motor assembly. The ECM is exceptionally energy efficient and provides two or more speeds with whisper quietness. Nordic Ground Source Heat Pumps operate so quietly, users will barely know they are there; however, you will notice the lower energy bills!
A single Geothermal System has the ability to provide heating and air conditioning. While Prince George, BC is a heating dominate climate, you can still take advantage of this design feature during a hot summer.
Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems eliminate the need for exhaust venting, which reduces the number of penetrations in the building envelope and therefore improves your home’s weather tightness.
Contact us for more information on Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems in Central and Northern British Columbia (BC).
Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems significantly reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
As indicated in the above graph, the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System is significantly lower than a Natural Gas Furnace. Even a High Efficiency Natural Gas Furnace (0.95 COP) has five times more greenhouse gas emissions than a Geothermal System.
A Geothermal Heating and Cooling System uses clean, friendly energy to create heat (and air conditioning) for your home in BC.
The two largest energy uses in a home are for Space Heating and Water Heating.
A typical Geothermal Heating and Cooling System is able to reduce these two operating costs by heating your home and preheating your hot water with a High Efficiency Ground Source Heat Pump from a Renewable Energy Source. This contributes to the Cost Savings Benefit of a geothermal heating system in Central and Northern BC