You probably know that standard heat pumps may become inefficient in cold climates. That’s because the outdoor temperatures can be so chilly that an air-source heat pump fails to harvest sufficient heat for your house. However, this doesn’t apply to a geothermal heat pump. Let’s take a closer look at how a geothermal heating system keeps your home warm regardless of how cold the weather is.
How Geothermal Heating Systems Work
A geothermal heat pump is the heart of a geothermal heating system. The heat pump is connected to underground pipe-loop systems containing heat-conducting fluid and your home’s ductwork.
While there’s a considerable temperature change above the ground as fall gives way to winter, the temperature in the earth where the loops are buried is unaffected. Therefore, a geothermal heat pump always easily absorbs the heat energy it needs to keep your house warm.
The latent heat energy that the fluid absorbs from the earth is sent to the heat pump. The pump distributes this natural heat throughout your home. The fluid circulates as frequently as the pump demands, depending on where you’ve set your home’s temperature.
Proper Sizing Is Important
A geothermal heating system can be the most reliable heating system for your home when it comes to supplying steady warmth. However, it’s critical to have a system that’s appropriately sized for your home. A geothermal heat pump that isn’t large enough or a ground loop that’s undersized will prevent your geothermal system from providing enough heat to keep your home comfortable.
It’s clear that the success of a geothermal heating system largely depends on the installer you choose. Make sure you only work with an experienced geothermal installer. If you need a Dayton-area professional to help you choose an optimal geothermal heating system for your home’s design and lifestyle, don’t hesitate to contact Detmer and Sons. We also guarantee timely and professional completion of your geothermal heating project.