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Posted on: Jun 27, 2019

Geothermal heat pumps are increasingly becoming a widely accepted renewable energy technology for residential and commercial buildings. A significant advantage offered by geothermal heat pumps is that they focus on naturally occurring heat. This is unlike other forms of heating, which depend on the generation of heat through the combustion of fossil fuels.

What is geothermal energy?

This type of energy is the heat that’s emitted from the earth. The geothermal heat makes use of the principle that the temperature in the ground remains constant at a few feet below the surface. It’s safe, efficient, environmentally friendly, and energy-saving.

Why do you need a geothermal heat pump?

The ground source heat pump has proven to be an active, cost-efficient and sustainable heating and cooling system. It has a designed capacity that provides a range of services including providing hot water, heat generation, air cooling, and proper humidity levels. 

In addition to its other benefits, a geothermal heat pump helps conserve energy. And the prices for these heat pumps have gradually decreased annually because of continuous technical improvements, thus making it more affordable for you.

How does the geothermal heat pump function?

The technology behind this type of heat pump is based on the fact that the earth remains at a constant temperature throughout the year. This is warm compared to the air above during winter season, and it stays cooler than the air above it during the summer.

Thus the geothermal heat pump utilizes this property to transfer the heat stored in the earth or groundwater into your home during winter. Consequently, it moves the heat out of your home into the ground during summer. Generally, the geothermal heat pump acts as a heat source during winter and a heat sink during summer.

Significant components of geothermal heat Pumps

1. Earth connection subsystem

It uses the earth as a sink or heat source together with a system of connected pipes that are buried in the ground near the building for conditioning. They circulate a fluid that absorbs heat from or releases it into the surrounding soil depending on whether the air is warmer or colder than the earth.

2. Heat distribution subsystem

It’s part of conventional ductwork that’s used to generate heat or cooled air from the heat pump to your residence.

3. Heat pump subsystem

This is used for heating purposes, and the heat pump removes the heat from the fluid in the earth connection that’s concentrating it and later transferring it to your home. In the case of cooling, it reverses the process.

Is a geothermal heat pump environmentally friendly?

The geothermal systems need very little maintenance in addition to being environmentally friendly. The system makes use of the least amount of electricity, which consequently reduces air and water pollution. It also produces fewer emissions and is safe for the environment. This type of system offers the most affordable comfort standard with guaranteed efficient humidity control and reduced noise levels.

Installing a geothermal system in your home will not only save you money on your energy bill, but it will also reduce overall fossil fuel consumption. For more information about geothermal heat systems for your home or business, call Airco Service. We’ll be more than happy to explain more about this current energy-saving system. Airco Services provides a wide range of HVAC services, installations, and maintenance.

Save money while being environmentally friendly with geothermal energy services. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Airco Service today at 918-252-5667.