With a geothermal heat pump, homeowners can benefit in several ways. The unit draws energy from the ground in order to heat and cool your home. Even the water in our home can be heated using a geothermal heat pump. Let’s examine the different types of geothermal heat pumps and the benefits that come with investing in one.
Types of Geothermal Heat Pumps
There are several different types of geothermal heat pumps. Determining which one is the best choice for you depends on the climate of where you live, the soil conditions, land that is available, and the cost of installation.
- Closed-Loop: antifreeze solution is run through plastic tubing that is buried in the ground or submerged in water. A heat exchanger transfers heat from the refrigerant in the heat pump and the antifreeze solution in the closed loop system. There are three options for a closed-loop:
- Open-Loop: utilizes a well or a body of water on the surface as the heat exchange fluid and it is circulated directly through the geothermal heat pump system.
- Hybrid: uses several different geothermal resources or combines these resources with outdoor air.
Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pumps
Geothermal heat pumps can be expensive to purchase and install but the benefits that are achieved immediately and continue into the future make the investment worth it! Here are a few benefits you will notice with a geothermal heat pump:
- Increased efficiency with heating and cooling your home
- Eco-Friendly by using a renewable energy source below the Earth’s surface
- This energy source is endless and doesn’t emit high levels of carbon
- Major heating and cooling savings every year
- You can save up to 65% on your monthly heating and cooling bill
- Increased comfort in your home since there aren’t the same temperature fluctuations compared to other heating and cooling systems
- Quiet performance
- Hot water is a possibility, too. The water in your home can be heated with the excess heat from the heating system.
After seeing the amazing benefits that a geothermal heat pump can offer homeowners the choice is pretty clear. If you are serious about investing in a geothermal heat pump, then contact your local HVAC company. Ask questions and get quotes for what they offer. Savings can be just around the corner with a geothermal heat pump!
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