Heating and cooling systems are always evolving. Homeowners are looking for ways to reduce their monthly utility bills routinely update older heating appliances to take advantage of new technologies that offer higher efficiency levels. Upgrading to a new heating system similar to the old one, but that is more efficient, will lower utility bills, but there is another option that offers even greater long-term savings – a geothermal heat pump system.
How Do Geothermal Heat Pump Systems Work?
In a nutshell, geothermal heat pump systems take advantage of the temperature stability of the earth beneath a home. The average temperature of the ground below any surface area impacted by ambient air temperatures is roughly 55 degrees. During cold winter months, it’s far easier to heat air that’s already 55 degrees than it is to warm ambient air. During warm summer months, the system reverses, cooling the air rather than heating it. To make the system work, Underground Pipes in Elkhorn NE cycle water from below ground to a unit in or near a home that transfers the heating or cooling potential to the home system. While it may sound complicated, it really isn’t. Air-to-air heat pumps work in a similar fashion, but they don’t function well once the air gets below a certain temperature. A geothermal system doesn’t suffer from that issue.
How Are the Underground Pipes Installed?
There are actually a couple of ways to set the Underground Pipes in Elkhorn NE. The geothermal heat pump professionals will survey the site to determine how the underground pipes should be configured. The geography of the site will determine which methodology would better serve the home’s heating and cooling needs. Once the site is surveyed, the experts can outline a strategy to keep the installation costs to a minimum.
It’s important to understand that the immediate costs of shifting to geothermal heating will almost certainly be higher than simply replacing an existing furnace with a newer model. The benefits, however, will quickly be seen, as monthly operating costs are, as a rule, projected to be far lower than traditional furnaces. Browse The Website to get a better idea of what is involved or contact the professionals at Accurate Heating & Cooling.