What is Geothermal?
A geothermal heat pump is one of the most energy-efficient HVAC options for an Anchorage, KY home. Since the unit uses the ground itself as an energy exchange, a geothermal heat pump provides active cooling in summer and heating in winter without increasing your home’s energy bills.
Using the Earth’s Temperature
The temperature underground is marvelously consistent. Even when summer temperatures are scorchers or winter is at its coldest, the temperature far enough underground is always about 50 degrees. Geothermal heat pumps use this consistent temperature to heat and cool your home.
Creating a Geothermal Loop
In a geothermal heat pump, a loop extends into the ground to take advantage of the ground’s temperature. The liquid in this loop stays at 50 degrees until the heat pump needs the liquid. Then, depending on the season, the heat pump simply uses heat exchanges with that 50-degree liquid to either heat or cool the air the system pushes into your home.
Promoting Energy Efficiency
Geothermal heat pumps access the ground’s temperature throughout the year, which makes them a great choice for Kentucky residents. Instead of dealing with fluctuating temperatures as air-source heat pumps do, geothermal heat pumps draw from a consistent temperature.
You’ll need only one system to heat and cool efficiently without having a backup furnace or AC unit, and a furnace or electric heat source. Geothermal heat pumps are more efficient than both air conditioners and furnaces.
Delivering Easy Maintenance
Unlike noisy furnaces or HVAC systems you can hear running in the middle of the night, heat pumps make little noise. On top of this advantage, heat pumps are also easy to maintain. The earth loop extends into the ground with no maintenance needed.
At One Choice Mechanical, we want to give you the best options if you are considering a geothermal system for your home. Find out more about geothermal heating equipment, get a quote, or schedule an installation appointment by calling us at (502) 242-8204.
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