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No matter what climate you may live in, temperatures will vary throughout the year. The air may be hot or cool, but did you know that the temperature below ground stays the same year round? As the sun hits the earth’s surface, the ground absorbs the heat. This natural phenomenon can be used to your advantage in your home: for cooling and heating.
Geo means earth, and thermal means heat. Put those words together, and you get energy from under the ground. A piping system is put into place on your property that pumps water to absorb heat, and then return it to your home. Geothermal heating and cooling may sound far-fetched or difficult to achieve, however, it’s quite a simple process:
For geothermal heating, a heat pump utilizes the heat from the ground to heat your home. The warmed air is then sucked up from the system and through your ducts. In most cases, your current duct system can be used. Geothermal heating can be used for water and radiant floor heating as well.
For geothermal cooling, the process is simply reversed. The heat pump pushes warm air into the ground, leaving nothing but cool air to be spread throughout your home.
Here in Charleston, we experience both cold and hot weather. This makes us prime candidates for geothermal heat pumps. A WaterFurnace geothermal system is among the most proficient, energy efficient, and environmentally friendly methods of heating and cooling. If you’re still on the fence about having a heating and cooling system installed in your home, here are some benefits that may change your mind:
Now that you know all of the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling, what are you waiting for? Call Custom Climate HVAC today for any questions that you may have!