Geothermal heating and cooling is a new system that can be integrated into almost any home. It is revolutionizing the industry and advancing green building concepts. While price is often a determining factor during a renovation project, it often results in settling for less than perfect items.
A homeowner may apply the same mindset to a home’s heating or cooling system by installing a cheaper unit. However, the cost of operating that unit is going to be much higher than an energy efficient one, which would significantly increase operating costs.
A geothermal system is an energy efficient method of maintaining comfortable temperatures in your home. The
system utilizes a renewable energy source that will not harm the environment. While the initial cost of installing
this system is much higher than gas, electric or oil fired furnace, the system provides you with energy savings
throughout the life of the unit.
The Geothermal Heating And Cooling Concept
The main feature of this system is that it heats and cools a home by using the energy that is stored in the ground from the sun’s rays. Three methods are utilized to access this energy:
In either system, the fluid that is inside will pass through the loop, transfers the heat from the home back to the ground while in the cooling mode, and gathers the heat from the ground during the heating mode. This unique process is what makes this type of system stand apart from the rest. A geothermal heating and cooling system is a wise investment to make, as it allows the homeowner to recover the cost of the improvement in a reasonable amount of time. In addition, the system will continue to provide the homeowner with years of energy savings, making it an ideal purchase for any type of home.
Types of GHP Systems
Heating Water for Buildings and Pools with GHPs
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