How Geothermal Heat Pumps Work

Posted On: December 12, 2016

Geothermal heat pumps are a great way to keep your home comfortable. Not only do they help you stay comfortable but they are also extremely energy efficient.

You can cut your energy bills up to 70 percent by installing this clean, quiet heating method. So how does a geothermal heat pump help keep your home comfortable? Keep reading to find out or contact us for geothermal heat pump services in the Hamel, IL area!

Geothermal Heat Pumps & How They Work

Geothermal heat pumps work in a similar way to your standard heat pump.  The main difference is instead of pulling and distributing air from the outside air, your geothermal heat pump system will be buried underground.

The geothermal system will have long loops of pipes buried underground. These pipes are filled with liquid that helps capture and move heat in and out. This means that the geothermal heat pump can be used year round to keep your home comfortable.

The reason geothermal systems are so efficient is that the earth’s core is a constant 50 degrees. This constant temperature makes it much more efficient to get the heated air into your home. When it is cold outside the regular style heat pump can struggle to transfer heat in your home due to the difference in the temperature outside and the temperature you want your home to be. The geothermal does not have to work as hard and this saves you money and extends the life of the system.

Geothermal heat systems may seem pricey up front but most homeowners find that the system pays for itself with the energy savings within six years!

The Advantages of a Geothermal Heat Pump System

There are many advantages to a geothermal heat pump system. Aside from the cost savings, geothermal heat pumps have a longer life span than other heating systems. In place of the usual 12-15 years, a geothermal system can last between 25-50 years.

Another advantage to a geothermal heat pump system is the fact that they are quiet. There are not noisy boxes inside or outside your home that keep you awake while running. Geothermal systems are quiet and effective.

You can enjoy an efficient, effective and quiet system that will keep your home comfortable for many years to come.

Installing a Geothermal Heat Pump System in Illinois

If you would like to take advantage of the stable temperatures in the earth’s core while keeping your home comfortable, Ernst Heating & Cooling can help.

We are here to answer any questions you may have about installing a geothermal heat pump system in your home. Contact the experts at Ernst Heating & Cooling today!

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