Many people ask us how Geothermal Heating & Cooling Works…
Geothermal Heat Pumps use the nearly constant temperature underground to heat or cool a buildings interior
- Ground loops filled with fluid absorb heat in the winter and release it in the summer.
- The evaporator transfers heat from the ground loops to refrigerant fluid circulating in the system.
- The compressor increases the pressure on the fluid to raise its temperature.
- The desuperheater takes some of the excess heat and routes it to the hot water heater.
- A reversing valve lets the heat pump switch directions to either heat or cool the building.
- The expansion valve lowers the fluid’s pressure and temperature so that it flows toward the evaporator, and the cycle starts again.
- Comfort: In homeowner surveys, these systems are routinely ranked as “more comfortable” than conventional gas, oil or electric systems. They provide a more comfortable and even heat with no odor of fuel.
- Quiet: Also provides air conditioning eliminating the need for the traditional noisy outdoor A/C unit.
- Longevity: Has a life expectancy of at least twenty years.
- Environmental Factor: Geo systems are an environmentally conscientious choice. You can immediately cut your emissions up to fifty percent: the equivalent of taking several cars off the road.
- Generous Tax Credits: Are set to END in December of 2016.