I recently chose to purchase a geothermal heat pump for our home, and it’s clear that I made a mistake. I wanted it because I learned that the heat pump has both heating as well as cooling functions. It pumps the heated air either inside or outside. It is a cleaner, fresher as well as more efficient way to control the temperature. In a few weeks, the heat pump is supposed to save so much money that it pays for itself, which I couldn’t pass up. Well, I regret it now because of the installation costs. A typical heat pump program is set up in the home and finally connected to the unit in the yard. Since I wanted a geothermal option, the HVAC device was installed under our sod. I had to hire a supplier to dig up our backyard. They made a big hole for just a miniscule amount of Heating as well as Air Conditioning equipment. The outdoor HVAC component then was buried successfully. Then, I had to hire a new HVAC provider to come connect that outdoor unit to the unit inside. I also had to invest in a control unit for the new heat pump equipment. All of the installation fees were quite hefty, and honestly much more than I thought it would be. I don’t understand how this HVAC unit is going to end up saving me money, since the installation costs were so high. I guess I’ll have to wait and see, but I’m keeping my hopes high that this geothermal heat pump ends up saving me cash in the long run.