You have surely heard of geothermal heating and cooling, but relatively few people understand what it is or how it keeps homes heated and cooled comfortably. Let’s clear up any misconceptions by breaking down the basics of geothermal heating and cooling.
Geothermal is a highly efficient method of heating and cooling your home, which utilizes the consistent temperatures of the ground underneath and surrounding your home. Two components work together in a geothermal system. The first component being the earth loop system, which is a long tube filled with a water-based solution installed underground.
An earth loop system can be installed horizontally or vertically, depending on the geography and geology of your property. The liquid within these tubes is responsible for either gathering or dispersing heat underground.
The second component, a heat pump, is the force behind the loop that either extracts heat and distributes it throughout your home or pushes heat underground to cool your home.
A solution for year round home comfort, geothermal systems also provide homes with efficient cooling. The geothermal cooling cycle works in reverse; the heat pump gathers hot air from inside your home and disperses it into the ground via the earth loop system. Alternatively, that heat can be used to heat your water or provide radiant floor heat.
The earth underneath and surrounding your home can be a constant, clean, and free source of heat. A geothermal system allows you to take advantage of that clean energy to keep your home comfortable year-round, at a fraction of the cost of traditional heating and cooling equipment. As an added bonus, there are many rebates and tax incentives available for homeowners who install geothermal systems and other high-efficiency HVAC equipment on their property.
Comfort Services has installed geothermal heating and cooling systems for homes all over the Columbia, SC area. Our technicians have the training and expertise to install an efficient geothermal heating and cooling system at just about any home in the area.
If you are interested in learning more about geothermal systems and how they can help you save each month, Comfort Services is here to help. Complete our contact form, including any questions, and one of our experts will get in touch with you right away.
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