Geothermal HVAC Systems

How Does Geothermal Heating and Cooling Work?

Geothermal renewable energy draws upon the Earth’s consistent temperature. Yes, the average Greater Covington air temperature ranges from 16˚ to 89˚ throughout the year with peaks and valleys that can result in 100+˚ days in the heat of summer and sub-zero days in the dead of winter.

However, the Earth absorbs almost 50% of all solar energy about 4 to 6 feet below the surface, and the temperature remains relatively moderate and consistent year-round – about 50˚F to 70°F depending on geographic location.

The geothermal system utilizes an underground loop system that stays at this temperature. Energy exchanged between the earth and your home provides heating and cooling.

In the summer, the system reverses and expels heat from your home to the cooler Earth via the loop system. This heat exchange process is not only natural but is a truly ingenious and highly efficient way to create a comfortable climate in your home.

In the winter, water circulating inside a sealed loop absorbs heat from the Earth and carries it to the unit. Here, it is compressed to a higher temperature and sent as warm air to your indoor system for distribution throughout your home.

Benefits of New Geothermal Heat Pump Installation

Energy Savings

Although geothermal systems are more expensive upfront than traditional heating and air conditioning systems, you can recoup the cost of installation over time through energy savings. A geothermal heat pump, for example, is up to six times more efficient than conventional heating and cooling systems.

Eco-friendly Option

If you’re looking to reduce your home or business’ carbon footprint, a ground source heat pump is the way to go. These units are dramatically more eco-friendly than conventional systems because they produce no carbon monoxide or other greenhouse gases. Because geothermal systems extract heat from the ground, no fossil fuels are used.

Low Maintenance

A geothermal HVAC system has few moving parts, so the chance of needing repair service for your geothermal heat pump are significantly lower. Geothermal heating and cooling systems also need little maintenance.

Quiet Operation

Compared to traditional HVAC systems, a geothermal heat pump is very quiet because all of the largest components are underground.

Sustainable Energy

So long as the Earth is here, geothermal will always provide a reliable, sustainable source of energy. Geothermal energy is always available, unlike other renewable sources, including solar power and the wind.

Preventative HVAC Maintenance Plans From Rusk

Whether you have a geothermal heating and air conditioning system or another type of HVAC system, we recommend enrolling in one of our maintenance plans to ensure your heating, cooling, and indoor air quality equipment is in tip-top shape year-round. Some of the benefits of enrolling in one of our plans include:

  • Energy savings
  • Discounts on repairs
  • 24-7 emergency repair service
  • Extended equipment lifespan
  • Fewer repairs and breakdowns
  • Increased heating and cooling capacity

Financing Options Avaialble

We understand that a new hot water or steam boiler system is a large investment. That’s why we offer financing options to qualified customers.