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Should You Purchase A DeBary Geothermal Heat Pump?

Posted on: January 29, 2016

In your search for the perfect heating system for your Debary home you will likely encounter the question of traditional or geothermal heat pumps. This is an important question that the experts at Jacob Heating & Air Conditioning want to help you decide. There are pros and cons to each set up. Not only is Jacob fully qualified to assist you in this decision making, but also willing and able to install whichever system best meets your family’s individual needs.

DeBary Geothermal Heat Pump

DeBary Geothermal Heat Pump – How It Works

A DeBary geothermal heat pump is a different method of heating your home using heat from underground. In the winter, the temperature stays quite a bit warmer than the outside air. This heat is then extracted through pipelines and redistributed throughout your home. In the summer, the process is reversed providing a consistent source of cool air to keep you comfortable in your house. This is an extremely energy efficient process and friendly to the environment. It doesn’t count on the burning of fossil fuels or even a gas line to operate.

Pros And Cons

Because the DeBary geothermal heat pump works so differently there are some distinct advantages and disadvantages that you, as an informed homeowner, should be aware of. On the pros list:

  • Some custom built homes are not equipped with a gas line. If your home is electric only, a geothermal heat pump could be what you need to save money year after year.
  • There are multiple state, as well as Federal tax incentives and rebates for installing a Debary geothermal heat pump as the source of temperature control in your home.
  • A geothermal heat pump requires very little maintenance; attractive to those who don’t reside here full time.

As mentioned, there are also some disadvantages to geothermal over the conventional heat pump system.

  • The initial expense of installing a DeBary geothermal heat pump is quite high. Much higher, in fact, than the traditional setup.
  • Some heat pumps can be retrofit to accept a geothermal system, but it’s really best to include geothermal heat pumps in the initial home building process.
  • The underground work is extensive and disruptive. You’ll likely need a permit to conduct such digging.
  • Not well suited for areas of extreme cold for long periods of time.

While all of these need to be taken into consideration, the largest preference for Debary geothermal heat pump systems over the conventional models, is the lifespan. With proper care and maintenance a traditional unit is good for about 15 years. You might only get a decade out of it. On the flip side, a DeBary geothermal heat pump is virtually maintenance free for the first 20 years. On average the system will last, will very little trouble, up to 30 years.

Over the time you enjoy your beautiful DeBary home, it’s clear to see that geothermal heat pumps have some strong reasons to be chosen. As always, Jacob Heating & Air Conditioning can and should be trusted as your primary source of information and service for all your HVAC needs.