Geothermal heat pumps offer unmatched advantages over traditional heating and cooling systems:
Environmental impact: Ground-source heat is naturally renewable and non-polluting.
Energy efficiency: A geothermal heat pump can move more than three units of heat energy for every one unit of electrical energy used to power the system.
Lower operating costs: A geothermal system can cut utility bills by 30 to 50 percent compared to conventional heating and cooling systems.
Lower maintenance costs: All equipment is protected indoors or underground.
Single system: Geothermal equipment provides both heating and cooling in one system.
Life span: A geothermal system can have a life expectancy of up to 30 years; ground loops are often warranted for up to 50 years.
Indoor comfort: Geothermal systems eliminate the drafts common with conventional forced-air systems.
Design flexibility: Geothermal systems can be easily and inexpensively subdivided or expanded to fit building remodeling or additions.
Safety: No dangers of gas leaks or carbon monoxide poisoning.
The benefits are magnified for commercial projects - for details, download GeoExchange: The Best Business Decision for Heating and Cooling Commercial Buildings provided by the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium.