If you’re shopping for an HVAC upgrade for your Denver, NC, home, geothermal heating and cooling is a sustainable and economical choice. Trane ground source heat pumps, also called geothermal systems, use below-ground solar energy to heat and cool your home. Here are five ways you can benefit from this cutting-edge “green” technology:

1. Lower Energy Costs

Ground source systems offer homeowners heating and cooling at a fraction of the cost of traditional HVAC. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you’ll save 30 to 70 percent on heating costs and 20 to 50 percent on cooling costs. A typical system has an efficiency rating of 400 percent, whereas a high-efficiency gas furnace has a rating of 94 percent.

2. Free Hot Water

These systems can give you hot water too. In summer, they actually use the warmth from your home to heat water. They can also make ice, melt snow and heat your pool.

3. Longer System Lifespan

The average indoor unit of a ground source heat pump lasts for over 20 years. The underground system of pipes outside can last for up to 50 years. HVAC maintenance is minimal.

4. Eco-friendly Heating and Cooling

According to the EPA, ground source heat pumps are the most cost-effective and environmentally-safe systems available today. The below-ground, solar-generated heat they use is a free energy source that will never run out. These systems are clean, safe, and generate no pollution.

5. Greater Cash Flow

When the initial cost of a ground source heat pump is covered by low-interest financing, the savings on utility bills will cover monthly repayments with cash left over. Most systems pay for themselves in three to five years.

To learn whether Trane geothermal technology would be a good fit for your Denver, NC, home, or to schedule a free home heating and cooling consultation, visit Lakeside Heating & Air Conditioning or call 704-208-4172 .