There’s Really No Comparison
No other heating and cooling system can come close to the operating costs of a GroundSource Energy
System. The only energy costs are the associated electric costs for operation of the fluid circulation pumps and the air distribution fans. GSHP’s have an industry high COP (Coefficient of Performance) of 3 or
more, with some manufacturers approaching COP’s of 6. This means that you get 3 to 6 units of energy
output for every unit of energy input. In comparison, all fossil fuel systems have COP’s of less than 1 because of the very nature of the combustion cycle.
Simply stated, you get less energy out than the energy value that you put in! With today’s upward spiraling costs of fossil fuels, homeowners and business owners installing GSE systems are calculating payback
periods of just a few years in most instances. Homeowners comparing GSE systems to air source heat pumps are finding tremendous operating costs savings, combined with adding value to their investment.