What Is A Geothermal Heating System?
A geothermal heating system uses a heat pump and a ground loop to provide heating for your home or commercial facility. The ground loop is an underground piping system filled with fluid. The fluid within the ground loop absorbs the energy stored below ground and circulates it through the pipes and back to your home or building. The heat pump component of a geothermal heating system distributes the energy throughout your indoor spaces to provide steady, comfortable temperatures to heat your home.
Dual Cooling Systems and Hot Water, Too!
Geothermal heating systems can also function as cooling systems, eliminating your need for a conventional air conditioner. The geothermal heat pump extracts heat from your living areas and workspaces in order to cool them. Heat is moved to the ground loop and it circulates below ground where it is deposited into the earth.
Geothermal heating systems can also be configured to heat water using geothermal energy. Geothermal energy can be drawn straight from the ground specifically for water heating in addition to space heating. The excess energy pulled from indoors during the cooling process can be used to preheat water in your hot water storage tank.
Benefits of Geothermal Heating Systems
Geothermal heating systems offer many advantages over traditional gas and electric furnaces, including the following:
- Lower heating costs: Installing a geothermal heating system can help you cut your heating and cooling expenses by as much as 60 percent!
- High efficiency: Geothermal heat pumps offer an average of 400 percent efficiency. They use minimal electrical energy to deliver energy to your living areas.
- Longer system life: Geothermal heating systems offer incredible system longevity — geothermal heat pumps can last around 25 years, while ground loop system life is around 50 years (to obtain these results, regular maintenance is a must).
- Low emissions: As they operate, geothermal systems do not produce direct greenhouse gasses which cause air pollution, making them a more environmentally friendly comfort solution.
Choose ABC Heating & Air Conditioning for Geothermal Heating Installation
Geothermal heating systems can be installed during new construction or can be retrofitted for existing homes. ABC Heating & Air Conditioning installs ClimateMaster® geothermal heating systems, which are designed to provide comfort while lowering energy bills. Contact us today at 972-704-1444 to learn more about geothermal heating systems for your home. We also offer financing solutions which can help you cover the cost of system installation.
Incorporated in 1997, ABC Heating & Air Conditioning provides superior installation, service, and repair for all your heating and cooling needs. Our skilled team is dedicated to keeping residents in the cities of Plano and McKinney, Dallas and Collin counties and the surrounding Texas communities comfortable; we offer industry-leading equipment at affordable prices, with additional discounts for teachers, military members, and senior citizens.