Five Myths about Ground Source Heat Pumps and Geothermal Companies

As more and more people start to recognize the value of ground source heat pumps, there seem to be more and more myths and misconceptions about ground source heat pumps, what they do and how they work. As one of the best geothermal companies in the Jordan area, we hear our share of rumors about these devices. So we thought we would take the time to clear up some of the ones we hear the most.

Myth: Geothermal companies charge an arm and a leg to install these types of heat pumps.

Fact: Geothermal companies like Hartmann Well Drilling can install a ground source heat pump at a reasonable price. Many different manufacturers offer financing options, and the government (local, state and federal) will sometimes have financial incentives, like tax breaks, for those who have these pumps installed.

Myth: Ground source heat pumps use a lot of electricity.

Fact: While these systems use electricity, only one unit of electricity is used to move five heating or cooling units from the earth to your home.

Myth: Geothermal systems tend to wear out quickly.

Fact: Because of the way these systems are built and installed into the ground, they are actually known to last for several decades at a time because the heat-exchange equipment is indoors. The rest of the system is mostly underground, and geothermal companies can replace the system at a lower cost than what it took to install the system in the first place.

Myth: Ground source heat pumps are noisy and can’t heat my house, pool and water all at the same time.

Fact: Ground source heat pumps are incredibly quiet, and you probably will not even know when it is running.

Myth: All geothermal companies are the same so it does not matter who I hire to do the work.

Fact: Not all geothermal companies are created equal! You want to be sure you hire a company that has a proven track record of successful installations, like Hartmann Well Drilling.

These are just a few of the most common misconceptions that we hear. If you have any questions about ground source heat pumps, all of their advantages or anything about installing them and servicing them, let us know and we can answer them!

For more information on geothermal companies in the Jordan area, call Hartmann Well Drilling at 952-758-2202 or contact us and get a Free Estimate.

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