GeothermalHow Does Geothermal Work?

For homeowners that are looking to take the next step towards energy independence, a geothermal system is a great option. Here at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. we offer a full range of geothermal services in Lynnwood, WA and we wanted to share a quick explanation of how these types of systems work. Give us a call if you’d like to schedule a preliminary visit with one of our technicians or if you have any questions.

Lynnwood, WA Geothermal Question: How to They Work

Geothermal systems are essentially heat pumps—they provide both heating and cooling by moving heat into or out of your home. In cooling mode, a traditional air-source heat pump will remove heat from your home and exhaust it into the outdoor air. In heating mode, it absorbs ambient heat from the outdoor air and moves it into your home.

Geothermal systems do the exact same thing except they use either the ground or a body of water instead of the outdoor air. For ground-source heat pumps, a long coil of pipes is buried in the ground where the temperature stays around 50° F all year long. For water-source heat pumps, this same type of pipe loop is submerged in a pond, lake or stream.

In cooling mode, the geothermal system will remove heat from your home and then exhaust it into the ground or into the body of water. In heating mode the process is reversed: heat from the ground or the water is absorbed by the pipes and then exhausted into your home to keep you comfortable.

As you may have gathered, homeowners need to have a certain amount of property or reliable access to a body of water in order to accommodate Lynnwood, WA geothermal installation services.

Call the Lynnwood, WA geothermal technicians at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. to find out if a geothermal system is right for your home.

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