Geothermal Heat Pumps

Want to make a big investment in your home that will lower your utility bills, increase your property value and benefit the environment? Installing a geothermal heat pump in your Montgomery County, Maryland or Washington, DC home is an investment that will pay you back for years to come. Michael Bonsby Heating & Air Conditioning provides full HVAC services and many other related services to families throughout Maryland and DC.

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Geothermal Heat Pumps are Cost Effective

Installing a geothermal heat pump requires a large initial investment, but one with a very fast payback period—often five to six years out of the 50 year lifespan of your geothermal heat pump! Best of all, the cost of a geothermal heat pump can be added to your mortgage, in most cases adding at most an extra $60 a month—less than the geothermal heat pump’s monthly energy savings.

Geothermal heat pumps provide added benefits beyond heating the air in your home. When enough heat is present, geothermal heat pumps will use it to provide free hot water. In the winter, geothermal heat pumps provide radiant heat through your floor tiles. And most importantly, because geothermal heat pumps rely on the consistent temperature of the earth, you will never have to worry about fluctuating fuel costs.

Geothermal Heat Pumps are Better for the Environment

Geothermal heat pumps operate differently than conventional furnaces in that they do not burn fuel to create heat—instead, they use heat from the earth, which is very consistent throughout the year. During the cold winter months, geothermal heat pumps pull heat from the ground and move it into your home. During the warm summer months, the geothermal heat pump operates the other way, pulling heat from out of your home and depositing it into the ground. The transfer is mainly done via a contained refrigerant, meaning that fuel is needed only to power the pump mechanism. Fuel savings from geothermal heat pumps are so great that the approximately 1,000,000 geothermal heat pumps currently in use in the United States are saving 8 billion kWh of electricity and 40 trillion Btus of fossil fuels—the equivalent of taking 1,295,000 cars off the road!

Geothermal Heat pump Repair

If your geothermal heat pump’s compressor quits or if you feel like it is not cooling or heating your home adequately, call Michael Bonsby Heating and Cooling. Our certified geothermal heat pump experts can get your heat pump back up and running in no time so that its efficiency and heating and cooling abilities will last you for decades.

When you are ready to invest in a geothermal heat pump for your Montgomery County, Maryland or Washington, DC home, or if you have one and need repairs, call Michael Bonsby Heating and Cooling. Our certified trained technicians can install your new geothermal heat pump reliably and get you saving money today!

Why call Michael Bonsby Heating & Air Conditioning?

  • Family owned and operated, local HVAC company
  • Guarantee complete customer satisfaction from start to finish
  • Trained, educated, and licensed HVAC technicians
  • Accurate quotes for time, materials, and equipment
  • Fully licensed, bonded and insured
  • Member of Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
  • Featured as HVAC provider on “This Old House”
  • 24-hour HVAC service – usually by the next day
  • Special HVAC financing available with approved credit

If you are interested in learning more about our heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality systems and services, contact us today!

Michael Bonsby Heating & Air Conditioning services the following areas:

MARYLAND: Bethesda, Boyds, Chevy Chase, Clarksburg, Clarksville, Damascus, Darnestown, Derwood, Ellicott City, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Glenelg, Kensington, Laytonsville, Montgomery Village, Mt. Airy, North Bethesda, North Potomac, Olney, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Urbana

WASHINGTON, DC

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Geothermal Heat Pump FAQs

Which is better—an open loop or closed loop geothermal system?

Many factors determine the ideal type of geothermal system for your home, particularly your proximity to a water source such as a lake, pond, or even well. Closed look systems, which don’t require a water supply, are more common, and your Michael Bonsby Heating & Air Conditioning technician will be able to tell you what would work best for you.

How long is the payback period for your geothermal heat pump system?

To figure your payback period, you need to look at how much per year you’ll save in energy costs with a geothermal system and the difference in costs between that and the alternative heating system and central air conditioner. To calculate your return on investment (payback in number of years), divide the annual savings into the additional cost. When you install a geothermal system in a new home, the monthly savings in operating costs will generally offset the additional monthly cost in the mortgage, resulting in a monthly positive cash flow immediately. Keep in mind that energy savings is only one of the many benefits you receive from a geothermal system.

Is the efficiency rating actual or just a manufacturer’s average?

All types of heating and cooling systems have a rated efficiency. Fossil fuel furnaces have a percentage efficiency rating. Natural gas, propane and fuel oil furnaces have efficiency ratings based on laboratory conditions. To get an accurate installed efficiency rating, factors such as flue gas heat losses, cycling losses caused by oversizing, blower fan electrical usage, etc., must be included.

Geothermal heat pumps, as well as all other types of heat pumps, have efficiencies rated according to their coefficient of performance or COP. It’s a scientific way of determining how much energy the system produces versus how much it uses.

Most geothermal heat pump systems have COPs of 2.5 – 3.5. That means for every one unit of energy used to power the system, two and one-half to three and one-half units are supplied as heat. Where a fossil fuel furnace may be 50-90 percent efficient, a geothermal heat pump is about 300 percent efficient. Some geothermal heat pump manufacturers and electric utilities use computers to accurately determine the operating efficiency of a system for your home or building.

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