Energy costs seem to be forever on the rise. This should not deter your from keeping your home as comfortable as possible throughout the year, though. If energy efficiency and a reduced environmental impact are priority issues for you, you may want to look into the installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system. With a geothermal system you can literally pull energy from the ground or water on your property and use it to heat your home. There are a number of benefits made possible by geothermal technology, and the heating and air conditioning professionals at G&S Heating have gathered some information to help you decide if a geothermal system installation is right for your home.
Improve Energy Efficiency with a Geothermal Energy System
The most obvious benefit that geothermal heating and cooling systems offer is improved energy efficient. Like other heat pump models, geothermal heat pumps transfer energy rather than consuming a fuel source to create it. A loop system is installed in the ground surrounding your home or submerged in a water source on your property. This system absorbs heat and transfers it from the source to a heat pump, where it is used to heat your home. In the warmer months a geothermal system, like other heat pumps, can be used to cool your home by transferring heat outside. This heat transferring process requires only a small amount of electricity for operation, meaning that it greatly reduces the amount of energy that you use when heating and cooling your home. This lessens your environmental impact considerably and can also help reduce the amount you pay in utility bills to keep your home comfortable.
Air-source heat pumps operate in much the same way that geothermal and water-source heat pumps do, but air-source models are more limited in terms of the climates in which they are most effective. This is because they draw heat from the air itself for use in your home, and the air is highly susceptible to temperature fluctuations. The depth at which geothermal loop systems are buried beneath the ground or submerged in water, on the other hand, allow for much more constant temperatures, meaning that they can provide effective heating and cooling service in harsher conditions than air-source models.
If you have any further questions about the operation, benefits or installation process of a geothermal heat pump system, call the experts at G&S Heating for answers from qualified professionals. We’ll help you decide if a heat pump is right for your Seattle home. Enjoy clean, sustainable energy with all the benefits of an effective heating and air conditioning system.