The temperature in the atmosphere varies all year, from day to day and in different time of the day however underground temperature remains constant all year. Geothermal heating system reaches the earth’s temperature and brings it up to warm your home, or it collects the heat from your home and dumps it into the earth to cool your home. In order to make use of the earth’s energy, geothermal heating system uses a network of underground piping to circulate water.
The two main components of geothermal heating systems are the heat pump and earth loop. The temperature in the earth is stable throughout the year. Geothermal heating pump uses the temperature of the earth to warm and cool your home. The earth loop contains liquid running through the pipes within the loop. The liquid goes inside the earth and brings heat energy back to keep your home. The purpose of heat pump is distribution of heat energy, its working depends upon the season to collect heat from your home or distribute in it.
During the winter geothermal heat pump compresses the heat from the earth, liquid in pipes absorbs this heat and distributes it throughout your home. In the summer, heat pump pulls the heat from your home and throws it inside the geothermal well through the earth loop making your structure cool. Geothermal heating and cooling systems are best fit to make your home and office warm in winter and cool in summer due to the heating and air conditioning effects.
Overall efficiency of geothermal heating system is much higher than other heating systems like a gas or oil furnace. The system is energy efficient because it easily exchanges heat from the earth. If you install geothermal heating and cooling system, it can easily eliminate the price you pay for heating and cooling of your home. Energy efficiency and natural process of heating your home make geothermal heating system clean and affordable. Contact Smith Sustainable Design if you want to learn more about the working of geothermal heating system or planning to install it for your home and office.