Despite being around for several decades, Geoexchange systems are growing more popular as the days go by. The main reason for this is that they help you save money while heating or cooling your home. So, what is a Geoexchange system? What are its benefits and how does it help you save money? What else do you need to know about the system?
How a Geoexchange System Works
A Geoexchange heat pump is a device powered electrically and that uses the Earth’s near-constant temperatures to heat and cool the home. This system connects an indoor heating pump with an outdoor, underground closed-loop system and ductwork for effective home heating and cooling. The system works by circulating water through these underground pipes where it is cooled by the Earth in summer and warmed by the Earth during winter. In summer, the Earth’s temperatures are slightly cooler compared to those of the surrounding atmosphere while during winter the Earth’s temperatures are slightly higher than those of the surrounding atmosphere. As expected, this gives a very affordable and efficient heating system that ensures that temperatures within the home are always constant.
Benefits at a Glance
- Highest Efficiency Available
Geoexchange systems take advantage of the nearly constant temperatures of the Earth, providing the highest energy efficiency for home heating and cooling. These systems use closed-loop heating and cooling systems buried underground which work for more than fifty years. The closed-loop system recirculates the same water under pressure, ensuring that it remains pure and that it needs less filtering and maintenance. The high-density, polyethylene, underground piping is made to last over 50 years and is not affected by chemicals found in the soil. The piping also has good conducting properties, increasing its efficiency. These systems offer the most dependable, energy-conserving and money-saving results for any heating and cooling system.
- Energy Savings
Geoexchange systems cut heating and cooling costs in half. Because they use the near-constant temperatures of the Earth and no fuel combustion for heating is consumed, eliminating the cost of purchasing fuel. Additionally, no outside ventilation is needed for this system, ensuring that no energy is lost through the vents. All the energy produced is also used for its intended purpose. This greatly helps you save money and gives you value for money spent in installing the system. Adding optional hot water units helps you save even more.
- Low Maintenance
These systems have fewer mechanical components compared to other heating and cooling systems calling for less mechanical maintenance work on them. Additionally, they have no outdoor equipment which makes repairs less likely. Once the unit is installed, the only thing needed is electricity to run the system, and this is fairly inexpensive.
Because their closed-loop systems lie underground, they are protected from harsh weather. This ensures that they do not get destroyed, increasing their durability.
- Environmentally Friendly
Ground temperatures are relatively constant compared to that of the surrounding atmosphere, wherever in the world you are. Because of these near-constant temperatures, Geoexchange systems meet your heating and cooling need without burning fuel which is known to pollute the environment. Not using fuel for your heating needs also ensures that the money that would have been spent on purchasing this fuel is saved and can be used to meet other needs within the home. One does not also need to worry about the machinery for burning the fuel breaking down, needing repairs or maintenance serving which adds to the cost-saving effect of Geoexchange systems.
Geoexchange systems offer constant temperatures because of their mode of operation. Due to this, you do not have to supplement their output with any other systems since you will be enjoying relatively constant temperatures within your home.
Written by the staff of Controlled Aire Heating and Cooling in Moberly, MO.