How Does Geothermal Work?
Geothermal energy has been utilized for decades although it may still seem like a new technology or way of heating and cooling homes, pools and commerical buildings. The geothermal heating experts from Symbiont Service Corp spend time with their customers explaining the ins and outs when they ask, “how does geothermal work?”
Geothermal energy only represents a fraction of the overall energy market in total usage. This renewalable energy source is efficient, clean and once the system is installed will cost a fraction of the cost other energy sources, like electric.
How Does Geothermal Work?
Even though geothermal energy useage is on the rise in North America, it still lags behind other countries. Sweden, for example has outlawed the use of other forms of energy in favor of geothermal. In fact, Sweden has completely eliminated the use of oil.
The interest in learning more about geothermal energy is on the rise because awareness is more in the public eye. Homeowners and commercial property owners have been seeking ways to have more energy efficient and environmentally-friendly ways to heat and cool their homes and their pools. Tax credits and other incentives may have propelled more people to consider geothermal energy, but even without the tax credits and incentives, the installation of geothermal pumps and systems continues to rise.
Building owners and homeowners have begun to recognize the benefit to geothermal heat pumps, in addition to the cost savings. Those include:
- Superior heating and cooling comfort
- It’s a cleaner energy and that means you’re breathing cleaner air
- There is no outdoor unit
- The systems are low maintenance
- Environmentally friendly
The geothermal equipment itself continues to evolve and the units are smaller, more flexible in design and even more efficient than in the past. Larger horizontal heat pumps are being phased out in favor of more compact units that don’t detract from the view and landscaping of homes or commerical properties.
Another plus is the use of variable speed technology; these units work harder when they need to and operate at a lower speed when they don’t. Many of the newer units are internet enabled and that allows the homeowner or building manager to monitor the system when they aren’t physically on site.
In Florida, in the hurricane=prone areas, having underground, geothermal systems and smaller units may make thriving during a prolonged power outage possible.
We educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For information about geothermal heating And cooling systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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