Everyone tends to think of home cooling in terms of traditional air conditioning systems. While those are still quite popular, they are nowhere near the only option available for climate control this summer. If you’re in the market for a new home cooling system, you can definitely benefit from checking out some of the alternative solutions available. One of these solutions is geothermal cooling. Read on for more information about geothermal cooling, and how it can benefit you.
What is Geothermal Cooling?
A geothermal system is a heat pump that moves thermal energy between the home and the ground. It does this through an underground pipe loop, which is filled with water and connected to the unit inside the home. When the home needs to be cooled, the geothermal system absorbs thermal energy from the home’s air and vents it underground. This is only slightly different from the way an air conditioner operates, which vents heat out into the air instead of underground. What really differentiates the two system types, though, are the benefits.
Benefits of Geothermal Cooling
A geothermal cooling system can reverse the flow of heat through its system, making it able to heat as well as cool a home. This is a huge advantage over air conditioners, allowing you to save quite a bit of money that would otherwise be spent on a separate system.
Geothermal cooling systems can also be modified to offer even more energy efficiency. When the thermal energy is absorbed from the air, it typically just vents into the ground. With a couple of tweaks, though, a geothermal system can actually use the thermal energy it collects to power a water heater, as well. This adaptability makes geothermal systems one of the most energy efficient options on the market.
If you’d like to know more, call Rentmeister Total Home Service. We install and service geothermal cooling systems throughout Layton, UT.