How Geothermal Works
Are you interested in geothermal technology, but you’re not entirely sure on how it works or what it does? Then you’ve come to the right place. Let NP Environmental walk you through your geothermal options from start to finish. Here are a few reasons why we’re the experts in Utica, NY:
- A team of engineers
- Staffed internally by experts
- A company-wide focus on the customer
Our team specializes in geothermal solutions for homeowners, and we work to make your home as energy-efficient and eco-friendly as possible.
Enjoy reduced emissions and increased home comfort with the help of NP Environmental, Utica’s trusted and transparent comfort company.
Comfort From the Earth’s Crust
Only a few feet beneath the surface, stable temperatures reside in the range of 50°F. Since the earth’s crust is protected from the weather elements absorbing energy from the sun the temperatures remain relatively constant throughout the course of the year’s seasons.
A geothermal HVAC system focuses on using the heat sink/source to provide your home with quality heating, and air conditioning all year round. Since the temperature is sourced from the ground, geothermal units run at efficiencies between 300-600% saving you money with every passing year.
Low Costs and Extreme Longevity
Geothermal systems beat every other HVAC system in two main ways–efficiency and longevity.
- Geothermal systems are more energy efficient because they source the heat from the ground, where temperatures are relatively consistent year-round. No matter how powerful this year’s cold fronts are, you’ll still have access to plenty of heat beneath your home. Geothermal systems are 400% to 600% more efficient as compared to a conventional system.
- Get superior longevity with a geothermal system from the natural underground earth loops protected from the elements within a closed loop system. The underground pipes last 50+ years connected to a closed loop refrigerant heat pump that lasts 25+ years.
Ground or Air Source?
Ground and air source heat pumps represent two different types of heat pumps. There’s no better or worse system, they both have their pros and cons for different homes or situations. We can take a consultative approach to customers who are interested in geothermal heating and cooling, but you might find that an air or water source heat pump is a better fit for your home.
We will always be transparent and truthful with you when discussing your best home options. Choosing a high-efficiency heat pump is a long-term commitment, and we want our customers to be as satisfied as possible.