How Does Geothermal Heating and Cooling Work?
In simplest terms, geothermal systems utilize the constant temperatures below the earth’s surface. This process is one of the most cost-effective approaches to heating and cooling your home.
Increase efficiency by up to 500% by using the earth’s steady underground temperatures to heat or cool air.
Ten feet below the earth’s surface temperatures level out, ranging anywhere from 45 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit year-round.
Geothermal systems typically require two main components, an underground heat exchanger and an indoor heat pump. The underground heat exchanger, a buried earth loop, circulates fluid to transfer heat with the earth.
In the winter, heat is absorbed and redirected indoors through a compression process, increasing temperature levels and evenly distributing air flow throughout the property. In the summer, heat is expelled from the building and transferred through the looping system to the earth.
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Pros and Cons of Geothermal Heating and Cooling
- Efficient way to heat and cool
- Environmentally friendly
- Long-term savings
- Spatial Considerations
- Possible yard disturbance
- Initial cost
Cost of Investing in Geothermal Heating & Cooling
While the initial cost of installation for a geothermal system can seem high, it’s one of safest long-term investments you can make. A study by the Air Force Institute of Technology calculated that the average payback period of a geothermal system only takes seven to eight years.
Not only are the payback periods on these energy-efficient systems secure, but the ROI practically pays for itself. Monthly savings in operating costs offset the additional monthly financing cost – which results in immediate positive cash flow.
JK Mechanical’s Installations Come With One of the Highest Performance Ratios When It Comes To Heating or Cooling
The United States government has their own rating system to measure the efficiency of heating and cooling services. All of JK Mechanical’s equipment installations have a COP (coefficient of performance) ranging from 3.5 – 5.3 in open loop geothermal systems. For every dollar of energy used to power a geothermal system, $3.50 – $5.30 of energy is supplied as heat. A geothermal heat pump is nearly 500% efficient, where fossil fuel furnaces are only 78-98% efficient.
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