Geothermal heat pumps are a promising and environmentally-friendly option. More and more customers are attracted to the energy savings that geothermal heating and cooling systems offer. Others consider going geothermal as a way to invest in the planet’s well-being. Undoubtedly, geothermal systems are becoming more and more popular. Our technicians are expertly trained in this ever-developing area of HVAC.
What is Geothermal?
Geothermal heating, cooling, and power systems use the Earth’s temperature for heat exchange. While some areas of the country experiences extreme temperature fluctuations, their underground temperatures remain constant.
Geothermal systems use refrigeration science, similar to that of other heating and cooling equipment. Since heat naturally travels from hot or warm locations to cold ones, in a geothermal HVAC system, an electrically powered heat pump cycles fluid through underground pipes. The heat is transferred from ambient air in the building to the ground and vice versa.
Advantages of Geothermal
Similar to other new technologies that rely on renewable energy, the upfront cost of geothermal heating and cooling units can be high. However, homeowners recoup the upfront cost of these systems through energy savings in just a few years, as they can cut utility bills by 30 to 70 percent. In addition, many customers appreciate the fact that installing a geothermal system is equivalent to planting 750 trees.