Why You Should Consider a Geothermal System
Geothermal energy is considered to be one of the most beneficial sources of energy. What makes this energy so great is that it is a renewable type of energy, outperforming even some conventional sources. With this type of energy, you don’t need acres or a farm in order to reduce your energy bills. More households all around Canada are cutting their costs by investing in geothermal energy systems.
The Geothermal heat pump system uses heat from the Earth’s surface by using an air delivery system using ducts and a heat exchanger buried in the ground. In the summer, the heat pump can also work to remove heat from inside of a property with a heat exchanger. In addition, the hot air can also be used to provide hot water.
Geothermal Energy has Plenty of Advantages
Geothermal Energy Reduces the Carbon Footprint
Geothermal energy is extracted from the earth naturally. It doesn't burn fossil fuels and produces practically no emissions.
Reliable Source of Renewable Energy
Geothermal energy is a constant source of energy and is not dependent on wind or the sun making it available all year long. There are various advantages when compared to other renewable sources like wind, solar or biomass.
High Efficiency of Geothermal Systems
Geothermal heat pump systems use less electricity than normal HVAC systems for heating or cooling. Geothermal Systems have a flexible design which can be adjusted to specific situations requiring less space.
Low Geothermal System Maintenance
Geothermal systems only use a couple of movable parts and are sheltered inside. This helps the lifespan of geothermal heat pump systems last longer. Some Heat pump pipes even have lifetime warranties and the pump is rated to last for at least 20 years.
If you live in Ontario there are GeenOn Rebates up to $20,000. This program is available to Homeowners that live in Ontario and have a detached home, semi or townhouse. The rebates are as follows.
- Horizontal closed-loop heat pump: Receive $2,000/loop ton up to $15,000
- Pond closed-loop heat pump: Receive $2,000/loop ton up to $15,000
- Vertical closed-loop heat pump: Receive $3,000/loop ton up to $20,000
- Receive up to $750/ton for a heat pump when replacing an existing ground source heat pump system or $750/loop ton for ground loop repair.
Waterloo Energy Products is a participating GreenOn Contractor and an expert in Geothermal Systems. They can help you with a Greenon consultation to see what rebates will work best for your home.
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