Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Geothermal’ Category

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Geothermal heating and cooling systems are ground source heat pumps that transfer heat to or from the ground, which remains at a constant temperature. Geothermal systems are reliable and highly efficient, allowing you to harness the power of the earth to cool your home. They use the naturally renewable temperature of the earth’s crust as a heat source in the winter, but as a heat sink in the summer. How does this all work though?

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Why Use a Geothermal Cooling System?

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Some concepts are easy to understand, such as using the energy of the sun in order to warm a home. Others are a bit less obvious, such as using a ground source heat pump in order to cool a home. How does one utilize the earth itself to facilitate the cooling process? The answer lies in geothermal technology, and this just happens to be one of our areas of expertise.

A geothermal cooling system in Hartford, CT is a great means by which to keep one’s home cool and comfortable throughout the cooling season. The installation process of a geothermal system is rather complex, though, and this type of system is not appropriate or ideal for all properties. Working with a trained professional is the best way in which to ascertain if a geothermal installation is the right option for your home. Contact Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning today for more details. 

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How Geothermal Heating Works

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

When it came to heating in West Hartford, CT, you used to only have a few systems to choose from. Today, however, homeowners have numerous other options, including geothermal heating, which uses the ambient temperatures in the earth itself to warm your home. It’s a safe and extremely efficient means of providing cozy temperatures, though the initial installation cost can be rather high. Because of that, it helps to understand how geothermal heating works before making the investment.

Above ground, the weather changes from day to day, but just a few feet beneath the earth, the temperature remains constant (about 50 degrees Fahrenheit). Geothermal heating systems make use of that principle to facilitate a heat exchange. Tubes full of a mixture of water and antifreeze are run through the ground. In the winter, the fluid starts out cold, but as it passes through the ground, it absorbs come of the ambient heat. It then moves inside the home to your heat pump, which heats the air and circulates it throughout your home through the air ducts.

In the summer, the process is reversed, with the heat pump absorbing the heat from inside your home and dissipating into the ground via the tubes. Geothermal heat pumps are very efficient at both heating and cooling.

The process often requires a large amount of property to spread the coils, though they can be placed vertically to save space. It can also be expensive to install initially. The good news is that it rarely needs repairs since it contains few moving parts, and its efficiency ensures that you can save a great deal on monthly energy costs once it’s up and running. If that sounds like your solution to heating in West Hartford, call the experts at Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning to help. We can explain how geothermal heating works and install the system that’s right for you!

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