The first question homeowners generally ask about geothermal heating and cooling systems is how much they cost to install. The second question is how much they cost to operate.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, “geothermal heat pumps are the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective systems for heating and cooling.” They’re predictably low-maintenance, don’t burn expensive fossil fuels, and can reduce energy bills by 65% or even more.
Despite these net savings, homeowners are sometimes skeptical when they learn geothermal heat pumps use more electricity than the furnaces they replace.
This guide will explore:
- Why geothermal heat pumps use more electricity for heating than furnaces
- How homeowners can save money on heating and cooling with geothermal
- What factors can impact a geothermal heat pump’s electric usage
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