How Geothermal HVAC Systems Work

More and more homeowners are interested in heating and cooling options that keep them comfortable in their homes without increasing their energy bills and carbon footprints. Geothermal HVAC systems allow homeowners to achieve this goal. Geothermal energy is stored underground where the earth remains a constant 55 degrees all year long. Your home can tap into this energy to heat and cool the home via a loop system transfer. During the winter, the geothermal system keeps the house warm by drawing up heat from stored heat reserves. In the summer, the heat reserves are moved to the surface and cooled then returned to the home. The result is a constant, comfortable temperature in your home all year.

There are four basic types of loop systems that are used:

  • Vertical: Most common system because it’s perfect when there’s limited space
  • Horizontal: Requires excavation of trenches and is used often in climates when the loop system must be installed below the frost line
  • Pond: Uses a body of water and coils to draw energy from the soil
  • Open loop: Uses groundwater from a well to complete the heat exchange process

Geothermal HVAC systems are affordable, comfortable, and efficient. Homeowners interested in installing a geothermal HVAC system should call Gainesville Mechanical for more information. If you’re interested in upgrading your heating and cooling system, geothermal energy is an investment that pays for itself within a few years. Many homeowners can expect to save up to $250 on their energy bills each month. To learn more about the installation process, schedule a service call with one of our licensed experts. We install systems in homes of all sizes.

Even if a geothermal HVAC system isn’t in your budget, we can help you upgrade your current system with a budget-friendly, efficient heating and cooling system. Ask us about our heat pumps and ductless HVAC systems. You might not even need a new system to save money. You could have leaky ductwork that’s stealing your hard-earned money. Our duct sealing service can help you with this problem. Don’t let another month go by without addressing your HVAC problems. Call Gainesville Mechanical at (770) 532-9130 to discuss your home’s heating and cooling!

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