Changing from one heating system to another is commonly called “retrofitting”. Most retrofits involve a home that is currently heated with an inefficient or expensive form of heat, like oil, wood or electric baseboards. These homes often have very high utility bills, prompting homeowners to look for a heating solution that will reduce those bills.
In many cases, our customers choose to replace their old, expensive and outdated system with a geothermal heat pump. Here’s why:
Heat Pump Installations are Easy
If you’re retrofitting from an oil furnace or wood heat, you’re probably using forced air ductwork. Our liquid-to-air heat pump offers an easy retrofitting option for these types of heat, because it delivers heating and cooling through ductwork similar to what is already installed. You may need your contractor to make some modifications to the ductwork, but the bulk of the work is already done
Heat pumps require no regular maintenance except for air filter changes. Since the only fuel consumed to produce the heat is the electricity to run the heat pump, you’ll never have another worry about buying fuel, putting away wood, or keeping the furnace stoked.
Consistent and Immediate Cost Savings
If you’re looking for a way to quickly lower your monthly utility bills, geothermal is the perfect choice. Without doing any other renovations to your home, you can easily lower your heating bills by up to 75%, depending on what heat source you are switching from. Geothermal heat is also consistent, and it’s always available whenever you need it. In contrast, other green energy sources like solar thermal, photovoltaic, or wind energy do not always produce energy when it is needed. Additionally, they require a storage system or connection to a grid tie inverter system to make them viable.
Upgrade the Quality of Heat in Your Home
Geothermal heat pumps provide clean and consistent heating and cooling for your home. The heat itself puts out lower temperature but higher volume air than other conventional heating options, meaning there is consistent air flow throughout your home, and you won’t have any hot or cold spots in your home. The entire home will stay at an even, comfortable temperature. Just set your thermostat and enjoy.