A heating and cooling system is a purchase that you're going to be experiencing every day for years to come. Along with installation cost, you'll want to see if the advantages of that system match your needs. A TETCO geothermal unit provides:
Geothermal heat pumps are so efficient that they lower heating and cooling costs by up to 70% when compared to a traditional furnace and/or air conditioner. With geothermal, the volatile fossil fuel market won't impact you.
TETCO geothermal heat pumps have been around for a while. Our units boast an average life expectancy of 25 years, while traditional systems last a measly 13 years. The ground loop portion of a geothermal system requires virtually zero maintenence and lasts 100+ years!
TETCO's geothermal heat pumps are extraordinarily quiet and, as such, they can live and operate indoors. This shields them from the outdoor elements and results in significantly lower maintenance visits than traditional HVAC equipment.
TETCO geothermal heat pumps capture excess heat during normal operation to assist with your home's hot water needs, saving the owner 25% - 40% on hot water costs. A part in the unit called the desuperheater performs this function and is standard in almost every residential TETCO system.
Homebuyers are willing to pay more up front to save money over time, as evidenced by the fact that homes with energy-efficient features sell for as much as 40% more than other homes in the same market. Realtors report homes with geothermal sell quicker than homes with traditional HVAC systems. This means you'll easily recoup the costs of the geothermal system even if you don't stay in your house for the lifetime of the system.
TETCO geothermal heat pumps do not use fossil fuels to make your space comfortable, which means there's no combustion or volatile fuels used within the system. This removes the dangerous risk for carbon monoxide poisoning, fuel leaks, or fires present in traditional HVAC systems.
TETCO geothermal units easily reach efficiencies of 500%. For every one unit of electricity used, the system produces up to five units of heating or cooling. In comparison, the most efficient natural gas furnace is 98% efficient. An efficiency rating less than 100% means there is heat loss, typically caused by the energy used during the combustion process; a necessary evil in fossil fuel furnaces.
Alongside being highly cost-effective, TETCO's geothermal heat pumps are the most environmentally-friendly way to heat and cool, according to the EPA. Because geothermal heat pumps are eco-friendly and use a minimal amount of electricity to operate, the systems are a wonderful fit for net-zero homes and buildings.
The savings can start even before you see your first utility bill. TETCO geothermal heat pumps are eligible for numerous rebates and incentives from the federal government, local municipalities, and utility companies. Find incentives near you at dsireusa.org and find out more about the federal tax credit for residential geothermal systems on the Financial Incentives page.
Extensive testing and quality control is something many HVAC manufacturers claim to have, but few can truly prove. At TETCO, we stand by our performance claims with the best standard residential geothermal warranty in the industry. To ensure we deliver the best geothermal systems, each of our units is run in the heating and cooling mode before it leaves our production facility.
TETCO geothermal systems offer so many different benefits, so the reasons why home and building owners install our systems are diverse. Some focus on benefits and some on functionality. To learn more about the perks of our geothermal systems, see how geothermal stacks up against traditional furnaces and air conditioners: