If you are looking for the most energy efficient way to heat your home in Columbus, OH, you’ll want to take a look at a geothermal HVAC system. These systems look and operate very differently from other types of heating and cooling systems, but that is precisely why they are so efficient. The pros from Quality Air Heating and Air Conditioning have years of experience installing and servicing geothermal systems, so let us help you with yours – just give us a call!
The Ground Loop
One of the main parts of a geothermal system is the ground loop. This loop is placed 6-8 feet into the ground of your property below the surface. The reason for this is that the temperature of the ground at this level stays in a steady range all the time: 55-61 degrees. The ground loop is filled with an environmentally-friendly solution that can absorb this latent heat, transfer it to the ground-source heat pump and disperse the warm air to your home.
Why the System Works So Well
Geothermal systems take advantage of a totally sustainable, renewable energy source: the steady temperature of the ground below the frost line. But there are other reasons why this system can be a great option for you and your home:
- Long lifespan of the equipment – geothermal ground loops have an average lifespan of 35-50 years and the heat pump has an average lifespan of 25 years.
- It is the most efficient HVAC system around – for every unit of energy a geothermal system uses, it gives back 3-4 units, making these systems 300-400% efficient.
They can be ducted or ductless – geothermal systems can deliver the warm (and cool) air you need via ductwork or ductless indoor blowers.