Geothermal heat pump comfort systems are comprised of a compressor, condenser, evaporator, reversing circuit and a thermal expansion valve. These device work together to transfer heat to and from the ground and into the home. There are two kinds of geothermal heat pump comfort systems, water to air and water to water.
The majority of heat pumps currently installed are of the water to air variety. In these systems, the home is either cooled or heated with the presence of forced air or a ducted distribution system which is directly hooked into a singular unit indoors which houses all of the components used for refrigeration.
Water to Water heat pumps have become increasingly popular. They chill and/or heat water for radiant floor applications, chilled fan or water coil applications and also hot water creation. So-called “split” systems also exist. These separate the compressor so that the air handling section is away from it.
Benefits of Geothermal
- Comfort – Geothermal heat pump comfort systems provide an even temperature throughout the house all year. They also provide de-humidification when cooling.
- Costs – Want to save 60% on average of your past heating costs? Look into geothermal, the lowest operating costs, period.
- Environment – Geothermal heat pump comfort systems are “Green”. They provide clean and renewable services that reduce your carbon footprint.
- Quiet – Forget about the noise of traditional air conditioners and heat pumps and those hulking outdoor units.
- Reliability – These systems will last much longer than your AC units or old heat pumps. They are low maintenance and long-lasting due having little moving parts.