EGEE 102
Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection

Benefits of a GHP System

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Typically when heating systems or appliances are compared, all the costs that are incurred—purchase, installation, operation, and maintenance costs—can be combined into a life-cycle cost, the cost of ownership over a period of years. The table below compares the various types of central heating systems:

Comparison of life cycle costs for heat pumps
Compare Safety Installation Cost Operating Cost Maintenance Cost Life-Cycle Cost
Combustion-Based A Concern Moderate Moderate High Moderate
Heat Pump Excellent Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
Geothermal or Ground-Source Heat Pump Excellent High Low Low Low