- Installing a geothermal heat pump in Tulsa can reduce your energy costs by 80%
- Geothermal heat pump systems in Tulsa pay for themselves within 5 years
As environmentally friendly, energy-efficient home technologies become more popular, many people in Tulsa, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Owasso, Sapulpa, Sand Springs, Oklahoma City and the Grand Lake Area struggle to understand whether a geothermal heat pump is a right choice for their retrofit or new construction project. Here are some important things to consider
How much do geothermal heat pumps cost?
Generally speaking, purchase and installation of a geothermal heat pump or ground source heat pump in Tulsa will cost more than an electric or natural gas system. Cost can vary depending on factors like whether the installation is a retrofit to replace an existing heating and air system or if it is part of new construction, the type, and size of the system needed to efficiently heat and cool your home, soil composition around your property and ease of installation.
However, the significant savings that geothermal heat pumps provide make them an excellent investment. Energy savings in the Tulsa area are such that most geothermal heat pump systems pay for themselves within 5 years.
How much energy does geothermal save in Oklahoma?
According to the EPA, geothermal heat pumps can reduce energy consumption up to 44% compared with air-source heat pumps and up to 72% versus electric heating with standard air-conditioning equipment. That can add up to as much as 80% savings in energy costs in Oklahoma.
Here are the Benefits of Using Geothermal
- Uses clean, renewable energy. Geothermal heat pumps work by harnessing the ambient temperature of the ground, which means there is no onsite combustion or the greenhouse emissions, including carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, that go with it. If you’re looking for a way to reduce your carbon footprint, geothermal heating, and air conditioning is a great option.
- Quieter than conventional cooling systems. Although many people picture big, noisy systems, geothermal heating, and air conditioning equipment are actually typically quieter than conventional systems, and they maintain around 50% relative humidity in the house, meaning you’ll no longer suffer from dry winter air caused by conventional heaters.
- They last longer than conventional systems. Because they’re guarded against the elements, indoor units typically last 25 years, more than the estimated 15-year lifespan of conventional outdoor compressors, and the ground loop can last as long as 50 years, meaning your system will stick around far beyond most conventional equipment.