If you’re in the market for a new air conditioning this summer, there are a lot of options to consider. Traditional air conditioning is always there, but it’s not necessarily the best option for everybody. Geothermal cooling systems have a lot of unique advantages to offer homeowners who use them. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits that geothermal systems offer, and why you should consider installing one this summer.
How Geothermal Cooling Works
A geothermal cooling system is a heat pump, which means it uses refrigerant to move from one place to another. Rather than collecting heat inside the home and venting it into the outside air, though, a geothermal system vents it into the ground. This is done by using a pipe loop filled with water, which is buried around 30 feet underground. When in cooling mode, the system vents the collected heat from the home into the water in the pipe loop.
Because a geothermal system is a heat pump, it can act as either a heating or air conditioning system. At the depth that a pipe loop is typically buried, the temperature remains at around 55 degrees Fahrenheit regardless of the weather outside. This provides a near-infinite supply of thermal energy for the geothermal system to use to heat the home.
Advantages of Geothermal Cooling
Geothermal systems garner all of the same advantages that other heat pumps do, namely energy efficiency and versatility. Unlike other heat pump systems, though, geothermal systems don’t decline in efficiency based on the weather outside. Air source heat pumps decline in efficiency as the temperature of the air drops. Geothermal heat pumps don’t ever have to worry about that.
Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing offers a full range of geothermal installation services throughout Rockville, MD. Call today to schedule an appointment.