My partner & I chose to update our HVAC equipment as the new unit failed, my pal and I had been residing with a central HVAC unit for years.
- The two of us hated it.
It was annoying that every room had to be the same temperature. I didn’t like that I had such a large, visible indoor air handler too, but once the HVAC died I started looking at ductless options. I wanted something smaller, cleaner, & less visible. I then learned that a heat pump system can be buried underground. This geothermal heat pump then uses the ground temperature to achieve the setting on the control unit. Think about it. In the winter the ground is a lot warmer than the air. The same is true for cold air in the summer. I am getting cleaner, free air when I turn on my geothermal heat pump. I also can have zone control due to it being a ductless option; No more heating & cooling unused rooms. No more complaining about being too tepid & too cold due to someone messing with the control unit. Another pro of the geothermal heat pump is that it requires legitimately little repair & service. I call for geothermal repair when I think about it, which isn’t legitimately often. For the most part, it runs itself & I just appreciate the energy savings. Finding an HVAC corporation that handles geothermal heat pumps was the only snag. It is quite specialized & requires actually expertiseable contractors to do the upgrade, repair, & service.