More and more homeowners in New City are starting to realize the benefits of geothermal systems. At Design Air, Inc., we offer complete geothermal system installation and repairs in New City. We’ve been working with many customers to help them start realizing the efficiency gains that geothermal systems offer. We often get asked about the installation process for geothermal systems. We thought it would help clear up some misconceptions if we put together a quick description of how the geothermal heating and air conditioning system installation process works.
How Geothermal Heating and Air Conditioning Systems Work
If you were to dig down into the ground about 10 feet, the temperature there would be about 55° F. It stays that temperature all year long—no matter what the temperature of the air is above it. Geothermal systems use that energy to heat and cool your home. To do that, a long series of pipes need to be buried in the ground and filled with a refrigerant.
Geothermal loops can be installed vertically or horizontally. However, these space restrictions make geothermal systems impossible for homeowners whose property isn’t large enough to accommodate the coils.
The Heat Pump
After the coils have been buried in the ground, they are hooked up to a heat pump in your home. The heat pump circulates refrigerant through the coils where it absorbs heat from the ground. The refrigerant carries the heat into the heat pump where it is extracted and circulated through your home in the duct work.
If you have any questions about how geothermal systems work or if one would be a good fit for your home in New City, call Design Air, Inc. today!