The best home heating source is just a few feet underground. And it’s not natural gas, electric, or propane… It’s the earth!
Geothermal heating is a type of renewable energy homeowners can tap into to access an endless supply of steady warmth. And the process of drawing heat from the ground is incredibly energy efficient—offering up to 600% efficiency on the coldest nights!
Geothermal heating uses the earth’s stored heat to warm your feet
A geothermal heat pump, installed and maintained by Burton, works by running a series of pipes carrying water and refrigerant beneath the ground. Just a few feet below the surface, the earth’s temperature remains fairly constant year-round. By tapping into this source—which is warmer than winter’s chill and cooler than summer’s scorching heat, a geothermal system gets a huge jump on making your home more comfortable.
The stored heat is transferred from the ground into your home using a low-energy heat pump. And the process works both ways. In the summer, that same heat pump pulls warmth from your home and cools it underground—offering a cost-effective cooling solution that tops even the best HVAC systems.
Geothermal heating is an economical way to keep your home cozy
While geothermal heating systems do require a bigger up-front investment than traditional HVAC systems and furnaces, their longer lifespan and increased energy savings more than make up for that cost.
Geothermal systems have an average lifespan of 20 or more years for the heat pump, and 50+ years for the underground infrastructure. Considering the lifespan of a traditional furnace is 15-20 years, that means your geothermal system can outlast just about any furnace—with greater energy efficiency along the way.
Because geothermal systems rely on the steady temperatures found underground, they don’t have to work hard to keep your home comfortable. In fact, a properly installed system can move up to 5x more energy between your home and the ground than what the system itself consumes. This makes these systems exceptionally energy-efficient—reducing your utility bills so significantly that you can recoup the cost of the system in 5 to 10 years.
Considering making the jump to geothermal heating? Just Call Burton!
Get a free quote on upgrading your home’s heating to a geothermal system, or ask about installing an energy-efficient geothermal heat pump in your new home. Our up-front pricing, service guarantees, and industry-leading warranties make Burton the easy first choice for keeping your home comfortable! Call (402) 934-7003 to get started.