Energy-Efficient Ground Source Heat Pumps
Reduce energy costs and improve reliability for your Kansas City home or business with a ground source heat pump system installed and maintained by the experts at Eric Kjelshus Energy.
Ground Source Heat Pumps in Kansas City
There are many forms of alternative energy and just as many reasons people may consider installing it in their home or business. The most common is solar power but there is another very efficient way to use the power of the sun to create a comfortable and affordable environment in your home all year long. Ground Source Heat Pump systems are one of the most common versions, used world-wide, now making their way into the conversation in the U.S. as a great option!
Eric Kjelshus Energy is a leading ground source heat pump company in the Kansas City area. Call us today at 816-531-5100 to discuss your project!
Affordable Ground Source Heat Pump Installation & Maintenance
The primary reason for updating or replacing your current HVAC system is to provide more efficient comfort control systems that also save you as much money as possible.
Ground Source Heat Pump Installation
The initial setup of a ground source heat pump system can have a significant up-front cost and effort compared to traditional HVAC systems. These are offset by incentives offered for choosing an efficient alternative system and through savings on energy costs to you annually, with most systems seeing a return on investment in as little as 5 years!
A ground source heat pump expert from Eric Kjelshus Energy can guide you through the variety of factors that go into choosing your system, which include:
- Soil Conditions
- Open Available Land
- Local codes, installation costs and requirements
Ground Source Heat Pump Maintenance
Ground source heat pump maintenance and equipment durability also outperform conventional HVAC systems, which may have a lower upfront cost. Heat exchangers and interior components average life span of 20 years and the ground loop system averaging 50 years+! This means a ground source heat pump system will also save you money on more than just your energy bills during its lifespan.
How Ground Source Heat Pump Systems Work
Similar to how caves or earth-contact homes are able to maintain a stable temperature year-round, ground source heat pump systems use the relatively steady temperature of the ground to ‘pull’ heat from below ground and bring it into your home or business.
The two most frequently seen systems are horizontal and vertical. Both operate the same but differ in the setup requirements.
Often the most efficient and cost-effective ground source heat pump system for new residential construction, especially if you have enough open land available. This requires the use of larger equipment to dig and install the 4ft deep trenches needed.
These types of ground source heat pump systems can be the better choice for large commercial buildings both existing and new construction. They take up less open land, minimize overall landscape disruption, and can be installed in areas where the soil is shallow.
Ground Source Heat Pumps vs. Geothermal
As you start researching different energy options, you may come across information that uses the words geothermal energy and ground source heat pumps interchangeably, although they are not the same thing.
Geothermal energy uses a deep borehole filled with water to harness the energy from the earth’s core. As the heat is pulled in, the water turns to steam, which is then used to power the rest of the system.
Ground source heat pump installations use the consistent temperature of the ground from 45 feet below the surface, up to a depth of about 650 feet depending on your climate, and a refrigerant in a closed system to transfer this heat back into your building using a heat exchange system.
Benefits of Ground Source Heat Pumps
- Greater energy independence
- Lower utility costs
- Ease of maintenance
- Energy efficiency
Ready to Get Started? Contact Eric Kjelshus Heating and Cooling Today!
Changing how you keep your business or home comfortable is a big decision, and you want to make sure you’re making the best choice for your situation. Whether you are building a new property or converting a current one, you deserve an expert ground source heat pump installer, not a salesman, to talk you through it. The energy experts at Eric Kjelshus Heating and Cooling are here to give you the best recommendations and guidance for ground source heat pumps in Kansas City. Contact us today for a free consultation and estimate!