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Geothermal heat pumps, also known as ground-source heat pumps, use the ambient temperature of the earth to heat and cool the air in your home. Beginning at around 6 feet deep, the temperature of the ground remains stable throughout the year.
Geothermal heat pumps work on similar principles compared to the air-source heat pumps already common in Oklahoma. However, instead of relying on the air temperature, they use a system of tubes buried deep in the ground. These tubes are filled with a mixture of water and antifreeze that send heat from the air in your home into the ground during warmer weather and pull heat from the ground into your home during the winter.
The vertical loop Geothermal Heat Pump is the most standard system installation process installed on smaller properties. During a vertical loop installation, our technicians will drill a series of holes that are 50-400 feet deep. Piping is inserted down the holes and connected in a loop pattern. The pipes are then connected outside of your home and attached to a heat pump. It takes 1-2 days to complete the installation.
As environmentally friendly, energy-efficient home technologies become more popular, many people in Oklahoma 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 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 Oklahoma 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.