Why should you be concerned about efficiency? An efficient machine, whether it’s an appliance in your kitchen, the engine in your car, or a heating or cooling system in your home, will both save you money in energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint. A geothermal heating and cooling system is the most efficient HVAC system on the market today.
What makes geothermal heating and cooling systems so effective?
- Geothermal systems work by transferring heat from one place to another. This is more efficient than actually producing heat, which is what other heating and cooling systems do.
- They heat and cool your home through a ground loop system, which includes pipes that are buried in the ground. The ground is always at a consistent temperature regardless of what the outside air temperature is, thanks to the heat of the sun. These pipes are connected to a geothermal system inside the home.
- In the wintertime, the ground is warmer than the outdoor air. The underground pipes in a ground loop system carry water that absorbs heat from the ground and brings the heat to the geothermal system. The water is then condensed and the heat is transferred to the indoor air.
- The ground acts much in the same way as a cave during the summertime, so the ground is much cooler than the outdoor air. When it is hot outside, geothermal systems transfer heat from the indoor air to the ground.
Thanks to these features of geothermal heating and cooling system, they boast an average efficiency rating of around 400 percent. Compare that to the most efficient furnace with an efficiency rating of just 90 percent.
Because geothermal heating and cooling systems are so efficient, they offset their costs in energy savings within five to 10 years. Energy cost savings range from 30 to 60 percent.
Contact Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbing to discuss whether a geothermal heating and cooling system would be a right fit for your home. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about geothermal systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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