There are a wide range of home heating systems available on the market today. Each of these systems offers its own set of advantages, but each is suited to a different set of individual circumstances. You should always trust a professional to recommend the most beneficial heating system from your home. However, there’s nothing wrong with knowing a little more about the different available systems and the benefits they provide. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the benefits of geothermal systems.
What is a Geothermal System?
A geothermal system is a heat pump that siphons thermal energy from the ground instead of the surrounding air. It does this by using an underground pipe loop, which is filled with water and buried at a depth of around 30ft. At that depth, the temperature remains at a fairly constant 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit. This gives the geothermal system access to a practically-infinitely renewable source of thermal energy, which it can use to heat your home. When in cooling mode, the geothermal system can either vent the heat from the home into the pipe loop or, with certain modifications, use it to help provide hot water.
The Benefits of Geothermal Systems
Since they’re a type of heat pump, all geothermal systems are able to act as both heating and air conditioning systems. This obviously saves quite a bit of money that would otherwise be spent on a separate system. Even using only one mode, though, geothermal systems are quite a bit more energy efficient than most systems. If you’re looking to save money on home operating costs, a geothermal system could be the perfect solution for you.
If you’d like to have a geothermal system installed in your home, call PRK Services, Inc. We serve all of Lantana/Argyle, TX.