There are a myriad of different heating options available on the market. While many homeowners are content to install a system just like the one they had previously, you should consider the benefits of other options. Geothermal systems, for example, have many advantages that other heating systems do not possess. Read on for more information about geothermal systems, and how you can benefit from installing one in your home.
What is a Geothermal System?
Geothermal systems are heat pumps, which means that they evaporate and condense refrigerant in order to move preexisting heat from one place to another. Most heat pumps are air source heat pumps, exchanging heat between the home and the air outside. Geothermal systems, however, exchange heat between the home and the ground. They do this through an underground pipe loop, which is filled with water and buried at a depth of 30 feet or so. At that depth, the temperature remains fairly constant at 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows the geothermal system to have access to renewable thermal energy, regardless of how cold it is outside.
The Advantages of Geothermal Systems
Geothermal heat pumps have the same advantages as other heat pumps. That is, they can act as both heating and air conditioning systems by reversing the flow of refrigerant. They are also quite energy efficient, as they don’t have to burn fuel in order to generate heat. However, they are also able to heat the home effectively in any weather. This is opposed to air source heat pumps, which become less efficient as the air they rely on for thermal energy gets colder. These are just a few of the advantages that geothermal systems offer.
If you’d like to know more about the benefits of geothermal heat pump systems, call SPS Mechanical Inc. We offer comprehensive geothermal services throughout West Deptford, NJ.