Can a Geothermal Heat Pump be Used to Cool a Home in Colorado?

Can a Geothermal Heat Pump be Used to Cool a Home in Colorado?Yes, a geothermal heat pump can be used to cool a home in Colorado. Geothermal heat pumps are an energy-efficient way to regulate the temperature of your home and provide both heating and cooling. This type of system uses the natural temperature of the earth to transfer heat from inside your home during summer months and bring it back in during winter months. In Colorado, where temperatures can vary drastically between seasons, a geothermal heat pump is an ideal solution for keeping your home comfortable year-round.

In this article, we will discuss how geothermal heat pumps work and how they can be used to cool a home in Colorado.

How Do Geothermal Heat Pumps Work

A geothermal heat pump system is made up of three main components:

  1. The collector, or loop field, which is in the ground and cycles a liquid, like antifreeze, through dense plastic tubing.
  2. The heat pump that is in your home.
  3. The duct system that distributes the heated or cooled air throughout your home.

A geothermal heat pump collector can be configured in three ways:

Horizontal system:

Plastic tubing is buried in trenches between four and six feet underground. This system is most effective when there is enough space available, as up to 400 feet of trenches may be needed.

Vertical system:

If the site does not have sufficient space for a horizontal system, a collector can be placed vertically. In this system, a drill digs 100 to 400 feet below the surface and places the tubing. This system can be more costly than a horizontal system, but will have less impact on any existing landscaping and can be used on smaller lots.

Pond system:

Homes that have access to ponds or lakes may be able to install a pond system (also referred to as a water source heat pump). The loop field is connected to the heat pump and submerged at least 8 feet below the water’s surface. If a homeowner has access to a pond that is sufficiently wide and deep, this option can be the lowest cost.

How Geothermal Systems Can be Used to Cool Homes in Colorado

Geothermal systems can be used to cool homes in Colorado by taking advantage of the natural temperature of the earth. During summer months, the system will transfer heat from inside your home and into the ground, cooling it down. In winter months, the system will bring heat back into your home from the ground. This type of system is ideal for Colorado because temperatures can vary drastically between seasons. Geothermal heat pumps are a great way to keep your home comfortable year-round in Colorado. They are energy-efficient and can save you money on your energy bills.

If you are considering installing a geothermal system, it is important to consult with an experienced professional who can help you determine the best system for your needs.

ABE Heating & Cooling is located in Brighton, Colorado, and serves the Denver Metro Area. Contact us and let us help you make the switch to a geothermal system.