The Differences Between Air Source Heat Pumps and Water Source Heat Pumps
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When comparing the differences between air source heat pumps and water source heat pumps, what is the first thing that comes to mind? The answer is simple: One uses air and one uses water. Yet there are even more differences between these two heat sources that may not be so obvious.
During my recent lecture about swimming pool heating systems, the room was set to a comfortable 75 degrees. However, this same temperature would be far less comfortable if you were in a pool, because water transfers heat more efficiently than air. A lack of humidity translates to a lack of efficient heating.
When you use a water source, the temperature is more consistent. Bodies of water experience temperature change less rapidly than air. So which heating method is most beneficial for maintaining a pool’s temperature?
Geothermal heat sources are a very effective option for heating pools, because they can be installed indoors while an air source cannot. Since they don’t need any air flow, you have more options of where to position the system.
Geothermal heat sources also offer great performance, low operating costs, and a life expectancy of up to 15 or 20 years if serviced regularly. They are also capable of cooling.
The primary drawback to this heating method is that it has a higher installation cost.
If you have any additional questions about geothermal heating, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to speaking with you soon.