A geothermal heating and cooling system is a great home comfort option for those homeowners in Atlanta looking to reduce both energy costs and their environmental impact. Geothermal heating and cooling systems use a heat pump in order to keep your home comfortable year round in a very efficient, effective manner. In fact, geothermal systems are often more versatile and reliable than standard types of heat pumps.
This is due to the fact that they draw the heat they utilize from the ground or beneath water on your property, where temperatures are more constant. They are able to do this by using a geothermal loop system. Here is some information about the types of geothermal loop systems that may be used during your geothermal heating and cooling system installation. Call Air Conditioning experts for more information.
Closed Loop Systems
Most geothermal systems will use a closed loop system to circulate an antifreeze solution through the ground or in a body of water on your property. This solution is not used up or disposed of, but rather cycled throughout the closed loop system again and again. This type of loop system may be installed vertically or horizontally.
Horizontal installations are the most common type. They also require a certain amount of usable space on your property, though. Pipes are buried next to one another at staggered depths, and the antifreeze solution is piped through via the loop system, gathering heat. If there is not sufficient space the loops may be tightly coiled, allowing for an installation in smaller amounts of land. However, this runs the risk of overdrawing heat from the ground around the system
Open Loop Systems
In an open loop system water itself is used in place of an antifreeze solution. Once the cycle is completed the water is simply discharged from the system. Obviously this type of installation requires the availability of sufficient water on your property. A trained professional will help you determine if an open loop system is right for your home.
If you have any questions about geothermal heating and cooling system installations or the types of loop systems you may use, call Air Conditioning Experts. We are the geothermal professionals in the Atlanta area. Our technicians can help you heat and cool your home more efficiently and effectively with a geothermal heating and cooling system installation, so call today.