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Geothermal Heating & Cooling Basics

11/5/2013

Valerie Johannsen People & Brand Manager

Geothermal heating systems have been used for millenniums. Yes, that’s right. Think Roman baths and China’s Qin dynasty. We’re talking B.C. here.

Although geothermal heating has been used by man for thousands of years, the technology to use geothermal to heat homes has only been readily available for a few decades. Presently, there are more than 50,000 geothermal heating systems installed in the U.S. every year.

Despite the rising popularity of geothermal heating systems, there are still many who are unsure or who still don’t really even know what geothermal heating means. If you are one of the unsure, keep reading! Below are some geothermal heating basics.

Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) use the constant below-ground temperature of soil or water to heat and cool your home. Regardless of the outside temperature of the air, the ground stays at around 55 degrees. This means the ground is warmer than the air during the winter months. GHPs harness that heat by exchanging heat with the earth through a ground heat exchanger.

If you’re interested in looking more into a geothermal heating system, give us a call. We can help answer any questions and walk you through the process of installing one of these systems.


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