GeothermalHow Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Very well, as it turns out! Geothermal systems have become more and more popular in recent years, which is of no surprise to those of us familiar with these particular systems, their operation, and the many benefits that they have to offer. If you are unsure of how it is that the ground can be involved in the cooling process, you’ve come to the right blog! Today we are going to discuss the way in which a geothermal system can cool your home, and why you may choose to use such a system on your property.

Transferring Heat Into the Ground

When you cool your home with a geothermal system in Marysville, WA, it is much the same process as doing so with a central air conditioner. Refrigerant evaporates in the indoor coil, and draws heat out of the air in the process. Then, that refrigerant travels outside. Rather than condense in a condenser unit and disperse the heat to the air outside, though, a geothermal heat pump sinks the heat into the ground.

This in and of itself is actually a benefit. When you are cooling your home, obviously, it is hot outside. The temperature beneath the ground is pretty constant, though, and it is easier to sink heat into a cooler surface than it is to vent heat into already hot air. That really is a relatively minor benefit of using a geothermal system, though.

The major benefit is that you are able to reverse this process, using heat from the ground in order to warm your home with great efficiency during the winter months. You won’t have to worry about the system struggling when it gets really cold, either, as the ground does not get as cold as air temperatures outside.

Let the professionals on the G & S Heating Cooling & Electric team handle your geothermal services.


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