“Geothermal systems are the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective space conditioning systems available.” – EPA, “Space Conditioning, the Next Frontier” EPA 430-R-93-004
Geothermal systems (also called geoexchange systems or ground source heat pumps) utilize the nearly constant underground temperature to provide both heating and cooling to your home.
This natuarally renewable resource provides up to 4 units of energy output for every 1 unit of energy you put in – making the system up to 400% efficient! Plus, it qualifies for RECC’s special Dual Meter rate for heating, cooling and water heating.
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An Air Source Heat Pump heats and cools your home efficiently and economically by using the air’s heat to work for you in both summer and winter. It has a lower installation cost since there are no underground loops involved, yet its efficiency is still over 200%.
Even when the outside air is below freezing, there’s a significant amount of heat energy still remaining that can be transfered into your home for efficient heating.
Heat pumps also qualify for RECC’s Dual Meter rate, whether they use electric resisance heat as a backup source or a gas furnace.