There are a wide range of different heating systems available on the market, each of which has its own set of advantages to offer. If you’re looking for a new heating system this winter, you should have a look at least a few different systems to make sure that you get the best one for your needs. With that in mind, have a look at geothermal heating, and the advantages it offers.
Geothermal heating systems are heat pumps, which means that they evaporate and condense refrigerant to move heat back and forth. The main difference between geothermal systems and other heat pumps is their reliance on a subterranean pipe loop. The loop is full of water, and buried at a depth of 15-30 feet depending on the available space. That deep underground, the temperature remains at around 55 degrees Fahrenheit regardless of the weather aboveground. This is where the primary advantage of the geothermal heating system is.
Advantages of Geothermal Heating
Geothermal heating systems are able to act as both heating and air conditioning systems, as all heat pumps are. Air source heat pumps, though, have their efficiency levels drop as the temperature gets lower. This is because, as the weather outside gets colder, there is less thermal energy available in the outside air. Air source heat pumps rely on this thermal energy, which means that in very low temperatures they will not operate as effectively. A geothermal system has a practically infinite supply of thermal energy available, which makes it more energy efficient than air source heat pumps in cold weather.
PRK Services Inc. offers comprehensive geothermal installation services throughout Corinth, TX. If you need geothermal services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with on one of our experts. We’ll make sure that you get the perfect geothermal system for your needs.