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Geothermal System Installation and Replacement
Many people do not realize the potential heating and cooling energy that surrounds their homes. With a water–source geothermal heat pump installation by our team, you can harness the energy of water on your property and use it to heat and cool your home. If you have a body of water on your property and are interested in learning more about the potential for geothermal heating, call AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. today. We will assess your property and discuss the opportunities available to you. Once we determine whether or not geothermal heating and cooling is a good fit for your home, we’ll decide which type of system is best suited for the job and can continue with the installation process. Because water–source geothermal systems draw their energy from a depth where the temperature is more constant than the air, geothermal systems can be more effective and versatile than other heat pump models. Call us with any questions you may have about new installs or get in touch if your current system needs a tune up, repair or maintenance.
Types of Water–Source Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
There are a couple of options when it comes to the installation of a water–source geothermal heat pump on your property. To begin with, a ground loop system must be decided on. With geothermal heating and cooling, the ground loop system is the piping that is buried or submerged below ground or water to absorb the heat below. There are both open and closed loop systems, and depending on the water you have available on your property either one may be appropriate.
Closed Loop Pond or Lake Systems
In a closed loop system an antifreeze solution is circulated through a closed loop of generally plastic tubing. This tubing will sit in your water–source below the freezing point. As the antifreeze solution circulates it will absorb the heat around it and a heat exchanger will transfer the heat between refrigerant within the heat pump and the solution in the loop system. To ensure that freezing is not an issue and that temperatures are constant, the body of water available must meet certain size, depth and quality requirements. A supply line will connect the building to the water system, and must be buried at least eight feet deep to avoid freezing. Because this process requires far less digging than ground–source geothermal systems it is often a more affordable option.
Open Loop Water–Source Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
Another loop system option for water–source geothermal systems is an open loop system. In this sort of system the water itself acts as the heat transfer fluid. It circulates throughout the system and is returned to the ground at the end. This is a great option so long as you have an adequate water supply. There are local regulations that must be met for groundwater discharge as well. Call us today to learn if an open loop system is a viable option for you water–source geothermal heat pump system.
Geothermal Installation and Replacement Service
Geothermal technology may not be an area that many homeowners or residential building owners have kept up on. Don’t miss out on what could be a great heating and cooling option for your home, condos or apartments though. Call AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. today for answers to all of your questions regarding these highly efficient, eco–friendly systems.