The ground source heat pump is also known as a central heat and air system. This is because a single unit can provide heat during the cool weather months and air conditioning during the summer months. But unlike other systems, this electric powered one is able to harness energy as a solar collector from the earth.
A ground source heat pump system uses the earth’s basic constant temperature to provide heating and cooling. The reason this works is due to the fact that the earth absorbs almost half of the solar energy on the planet. This works efficiently because of a specially made underground pipe system, called the loop. In this pipe system, water is circulated and since it works in this manner it is more efficient than a heating and cooling unit that pulls from the air. Even just a gas heating unit during cold months cannot provide heat as efficiently as a system with a loop.
During the summer months, this loop is able to collect the warm air and transfer it into the loop while sending cool air into the home. Other air conditioning units pull in warm air from outside, sending it through a condenser and then into the home, but do not pull the warm air from the home out and are unable to work as efficiently as ground source heat pumps.
There are distinct differences between a ground source heat pump and a traditional heat and or air unit that include:
There are different types of this kind of system that can be used for home heating and cooling. This technology offers a direct exchange unit with a closed loop, opened loop, a vertical loop, or a horizontal loop. When deciding on this type of system it is important to speak with a professional to determine the type of loop that is right for the home and property. If you would like more information, or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact AirOne Heating and Air Conditioning Repair, located in San Marcos, TX.