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As more homeowners look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and save money on energy bills, geothermal cooling is becoming an increasingly popular choice. By taking advantage of the stable ground temperature, geothermal cooling systems are more eco-friendly and efficient than traditional air conditioning systems. With geothermal cooling, you can expect:
For geothermal cooling installation, repair, and maintenance in the Denver Metro Area and outlying areas, call ABE Heating and Cooling at (303) 341-5701.
Geothermal cooling, also known as ground-source cooling, is a technology that uses the constant temperature of the earth’s surface to cool your home without polluting the environment.
Photo Illustration: Radiators are shown, but can be interchanged with radiant heating or ductwork for a water to air combo.
Here is a general overview of how geothermal systems work.
A geothermal cooling system consists of a series of pipes buried underground, known as a loop.
This loop is filled with a water and antifreeze solution that circulates through the pipes and absorbs heat from your home.
As the solution absorbs heat, it becomes warmer and is pumped to a heat exchanger, which transfers the heat to the cooler ground.
The warm solution then returns to the loop, where it cools down again and begins the cycle anew.
This process continues until the building reaches the desired temperature.
Geothermal cooling systems are one of the most energy efficient systems available. They use the earth’s cooler temperatures and can reduce energy consumption by up to 50% compared to traditional cooling systems.
Geothermal cooling systems do not release any harmful emissions into the atmosphere. They do not require any fossil fuels. This makes them an excellent choice for homeowners who want to reduce their impact on the environment.
Geothermal cooling systems have a lifespan of up to 25 years, which is longer than traditional cooling systems. This means that homeowners can enjoy the benefits of geothermal cooling for many years without having to worry about replacing the system.
Geothermal cooling systems have fewer moving parts, which means there are fewer opportunities for things to go wrong. This can save homeowners money on maintenance costs over the lifespan of the system.
Geothermal systems can be used for both heating and cooling. They work by transferring heat from the earth to the building in the winter and transferring heat from the building to the earth in the summer.
Geothermal cooling systems offer many advantages over traditional cooling systems, making them a great option for environmentally-conscious families.
The basic distinction in heat pumps is between closed-loop and open-loop systems. Both systems include pipes buried beneath the ground, and both rely on heat exchangers to heat or cool the air in your home.
Closed-loop systems are entirely self-contained. They contain a mixture of water and antifreeze that circulates repeatedly through plastic tubing, transporting heat in one or the other direction.
Open-loop systems, on the other hand, circulate water extracted from underground or surface water sources, such as wells, rivers, ponds or lakes. Water is pumped in and drained out of the system continuously, using the original water source as both a heat source (in winter) and heat sink (in summer).
Closed-loop systems are more common, and they are divided into three subtypes: horizontal, vertical and pond/lake.
Call ABE Heating and Cooling today at (303) 341-5701 if you would like to find out which geothermal heat pump would be best for YOUR home.
The most important day in the life of your geothermal cooling system is the day it’s installed. ABE Heating and Cooling has the expertise and knowledge to do the job right the first time.
When the day comes to replace your geothermal system, ABE Heating and Cooling will be there to discuss your options, help you choose what’s best for your home and budget, and install your new system.
Geothermal systems have fewer mechanical parts than traditional HVAC systems, which means there are fewer things that can go wrong. Additionally, the underground piping used in geothermal systems is durable and can last for several decades, meaning that repairs are not needed as often.
If repairs are needed, they are typically easier and less disruptive than repairs to traditional HVAC systems. For example, if a leak is detected in the underground piping, the repair can often be made by simply digging a small hole and accessing the damaged area, rather than having to tear up the entire yard to access the system.
If you do run into a repair problem, ABE Heating and Cooling can help. We’ll have you back up and running in no time.
While a geothermal unit requires less maintenance than other cooling systems, there are some maintenance tasks associated with a geothermal system that should be done by a qualified HVAC contractor. An experienced technician will be able to examine the refrigerant charge in the ground loops, ensure that the loops are in good condition, and give the indoor unit a thorough inspection.