Geothermal Heat Pumps

How Do Geothermal Heat Pumps Work?

Geothermal heat pumps work very similarly to standard heat pumps. Instead of exchanging heat with the outdoor air, as normal air-source heat pumps do, geothermal systems exchange heat with the earth.

During the summer months, a geothermal HVAC system will send heat away from the home and into the ground in order to keep your home cool. During the winter months, the process is reversed, bringing heat back into your home from the earth.

Because geothermal heat pumps are so energy efficient, you’ll see significant savings on your energy bills. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how geothermal energy can efficiently provide your home with heating and cooling.

Our heating and cooling professionals provide superb installation, repair, and maintenance services for geothermal heating and cooling systems. Call today for professional installation, repairs, and HVAC services in O’Fallon, Illinois.

Types of Geothermal Heat Pumps Available

There are two major geothermal systems that heating and cooling technicians might install: closed-loop systems and open-loop heating/cooling systems.

Closed-Loop Systems

A closed-loop geothermal heating and cooling system requires minimal installation and offers low repair and maintenance costs, as it uses a small amount of energy to provide heating and cooling.

In these systems, an indoor heat pump draws on geothermal energy to create continuous air circulation. Costs to maintain these systems are fairly low, as they only periodically require maintenance.

Our heating and cooling specialists can install these HVAC systems and provide ongoing repair and maintenance services.

Open-Loop Systems

Open-loop geothermal systems are more efficient and are particularly popular with commercial businesses in Illinois. Open-loop systems draw water from a clean service well to generate heating and air conditioning.

These wells require no repair costs for Illinois businesses and are far more efficient than traditional HVAC systems. They also provide effective temperature control during all seasons of the year.

Are There Tax Credits Available for Geothermal Heat Pumps?

Geothermal heat pumps can provide you with tax credits in Belleville, Illinois and the surrounding areas.The tax credit for installing geothermal heating and cooling stands at 26% through December 21, 2022. Take advantage of these available tax credits by scheduling geothermal heat pump installation with BEL-O Cooling & Heating Inc.

What Are the Benefits of Having a Geothermal Heat Pump Installed in Your O’Fallon Home?

Lower Environmental Impact

A geothermal pump provides heating and cooling to your home with a far lower environmental cost than a traditional HVAC system. It also provides more environmentally friendly heating options because these systems don’t use fossil fuels to provide heating.

Quiet Operation

Geothermal heat pumps provide consistent and effective heating and cooling at a reduced noise level. You can say goodbye to unusual noises coming from your HVAC system. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to install or repair your geothermal heat pump. Whether you live in Lebanon, Belleville, or any of the surrounding areas, you can count on our technicians for timely and trusted service.

They Can Be Used for Heating and Cooling

These systems offer flexible heating and cooling that is:

  • Easy to operate
  • More energy efficient than traditional HVAC systems
  • More effective than HVAC provided by fossil fuels

Energy Efficient

Geothermal energy comes from the ground, making it almost infinitely renewable. As renewable technologies continue to grow, these systems will only become more cost-efficient.

Lasts Longer Than Traditional HVAC Systems

Geothermal heat pumps frequently last for over 20 years, with far fewer repair costs than traditional HVAC models. Plus, drawing power from the Earth is far more sustainable than fossil fuels.

Warranties and Financing

Warranties and financing likely play a big part in your decision to install a geothermal heat pump. All new Carrier installations are backed by a 10-year warranty, so if any issues arise within the designated time period, you’ll be covered.

BEL-O is proud to offer one of the best financing programs around. With options available through Wells Fargo and Microf, you’ll be sure to find financing options that work well for you.

Contact us today to find out more about our warranties or to discover which financing option is best for your situation.

Contact BEL-O Cooling & Heating for Installation of a Geothermal Heat Pump

Are you interested in increased energy efficiency, reduced heating bills, and high-quality HVAC services offered by a local business? Then we invite you to schedule an appointment for geothermal services with BEL-O Cooling & Heating Inc. Call us for exceptional service in O’Fallon, IL or the surrounding areas.