Geothermal heating and cooling system basics
Geothermal heating and cooling systems move heat from one location to another. Geothermal systems utilize underground sources or bodies of water to absorb and release heat. A system of underground piping is used to exchange heat and bring it into the structure. Geothermal heating and cooling systems offer high efficiency, low cost, reduced maintenance, and environmentally friendly heating and cooling for various applications.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems for office use
Geothermal heating and cooling system offer the same benefits for offices as they do homes. In an office setting, geothermal heating and cooling systems can be used in conjunction with zoning systems to individually heat and cool offices, maintaining comfortable temperatures for everyone working inside the building. Zoning with geothermal systems provides added control over energy use and further reduces energy costs.
A geothermal heating and cooling system can also be used to move heat from one part of a building to another. For instance, in the winter months, the side of the building with sun exposure is typically much warmer than the shaded side, which can cause discomfort all around. The geothermal heating and cooling system can move the unneeded heat from one area to another, reducing the amount of heat which must be transferred from below ground. By utilizing solar heat, the office building creates another way to reduce energy use and make use of natural heat sources.