Geothermal heat pumps are more energy-efficient than conventional models. That’s because the temperature is constant just a few feet underground. This makes transferring heat to your home in winter and away from it in summer an easier process. Geothermal systems cost more to install than most other heating and air conditioning systems. But you’ll get your investment back through lower utility bills. You can also increase your house’s value. Here are some of the most popular types of geothermal HVAC systems available in Las Vegas, Nevada
A geothermal heat pump with horizontal loops is the most cost-effective choice, but you’ll need a large yard. To transfer heat, water or refrigerant must flow through several hundred feet of pipes that form a series of loops. These pipes are buried in shallow trenches. A system with horizontal loops is ideal for new construction, but having it installed in an existing home could disturb your landscaping.
Vertical loops use pipes in holes a few hundred feet deep. They’re connected to horizontal pipes called manifolds in trenches. They require a much smaller area of land than horizontal loops, and they won’t harm your gardening as much. They’re also ideal for rocky soil where digging the amount needed for horizontal loops would be difficult. However, a vertical system is more expensive to install than a horizontal system.
Dual-Source Heat Pumps
A dual-source heat pump has a geothermal component that connects to a standard heat pump. They’re more efficient than a standard heat pump, but they can’t save as much energy as a whole geothermal system. Installation expenses are between the costs for conventional and geothermal heat pumps as well.
Sun Country Heating & Cooling has more than 10 years of geothermal HVAC experience, and we’re a Trane Comfort Specialist. We can help you choose the best geothermal heat pump for your home and keep it in great shape. For skilled service from our courteous service technicians, call us anytime at 702-534-3375.
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