What are Geothermal Heat Pumps? Geothermal heat pumps are central heating and cooling systems that pump heat to and from the ground. They use the earth as a heat source in the winter to warm the home and use the earth as a heat sink in the summer to cool it.
How are Geothermal Heat Pumps on the environment? Our Geothermal Heat Pumps aren't just the most energy and cost efficient systems on the market but they are also the greenest technology for heating and cooling your home. The technology uses the stable temperature of the earth (called thermal energy) to provide heating, air conditioning and hot water. Ground and water temperatures, 6 feet below the earth's surface, stay relatively constant throughout the year. This allows the system to provide extremely efficient heating and cooling all year long in virtually any climate. Sometimes the term "environmental comfort system" is used to describe a geothermal heat pump. This happens because a heat pump absorbs or rejects heat from the earth and has absolutely no impact on the environment!
How do they work? In order to transfer heat to or from the house, heat exchangers (ground loops) are installed in the ground. These consist of high density polyethylene plastic pipes. The loops are then connected to the heat pumps and fluid is circulated between them transferring the heat between the heat pump and the earth.
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1130 Mitchell Bridge Rd.
Athens, GA 30606