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Using a Geothermal Heat Pump for Cooling

We’ve posted a lot about the advantages of using a heat pump to cool your home. While a heat pump is one of the best options for home climate control, there is not just one type of heat pump. One of the types that are not discussed as frequently are geothermal heat pumps. These are one of the best heat pump types for actually cooling your home, and are among the most energy efficient climate control systems in existence. Let’s take a closer look at how using a geothermal system can benefit you.

Geothermal Heat Pump Construction

A geothermal heat pump is much like an air source heat pump, with one exception. A typical heat pump uses airborne thermal energy, while the geothermal heat pump uses subterranean thermal energy. It does this by relying on a wide underground loop, which is filled with water and connected to the central unit. During cooling mode, the system siphons heat from the home’s air and vents it into the underground loop.

Advantages of Geothermal

As mentioned above, geothermal heating and cooling is one of the most energy efficient climate control system types in existence. This is helped by the ability to switch between heating and cooling modes, something that all heat pumps share. Geothermal heat pumps are excellent systems for any time of year, and are more than capable of keeping your indoor climate comfortable. However, it is important that you consult with a professional before making any decisions about installing a climate control system.

If you’d like to know more about geothermal heat pump systems, or would like one installed in your home, call Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. We install and service geothermal systems throughout Chicago, IL.

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