Geothermal heating and cooling systems utilize heat pump technology, but rely on the ground rather than outside air to provide heating and cooling. A few feet below the surface, the earth’s temperature is relatively constant, ranging from 45 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. This principle allows the geothermal concept to work. In the cold months, heat is directed from the earth into your home, and in the hot months, heat is pulled from your home and discharged into the ground. Geothermal heating and cooling systems use only a nominal amount of electricity, relying mostly on the earth’s natural heat instead of a fuel source. For this reason they are much more efficient than traditional technologies.
While geothermal heating and cooling systems may be comparatively more costly to install than standard heat pumps, the subsequent savings on energy bills will be substantial. Additional benefits include lower maintenance, since geothermal systems are mechanically simple, and the system components are protected underground.
Contact H.A. Lewis to learn more about energy saving geothermal heating and cooling systems. We’ll help you implement a system that will allow you to enjoy the economic and ecological advantages of this efficient technology.