Hyde-Whipp, Ontario's premiere Heating and Air Conditioning company, offers an array of HVAC services, including geothermal system installation. Hyde-Whipp also provides geothermal repair, as well as geothermal maintenance on existing systems. Geothermal heating systems, as well as cooling components require a regular maintenance schedule to ensure the system always operates in the most efficient way.
What is a Geothermal System?
Geothermal heating and cooling systems are systems that utilize energy that is naturally generated from the earth. Ground source geothermal heating and cooling systems operate by extracting energy from the earth, usually via a medium such as treated water flowing through narrow pipes, to heat or cool an indoor space.The water is generally treated with a small amount of glycol or ethanol.
About 10 feet below the earth’s surface, the ground maintains a constant temperature of approximately 50 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water in narrow pipes travels through the ground, the water is heated or cooled to the ground’s temperature. The water then travels into the geothermal heating or cooling unit, and then the system transfers the heated or cooled air into the indoor space. The ambient temperature of the indoor space is adjusted according to the temperature of the air, heated or cooled by the geothermal system.
Geothermal Systems are Green
Geothermal systems are a greener alternative to traditional heating and cooling systems that use natural gas or electricity as energy sources. Geothermal heating systems use the ground’s temperature to heat the ambient temperature of an indoor space by reusing the warm energy created beneath the earth's surface.
Conversely, because the earth below the surface maintains a constant temperature, geothermal cooling systems work in the same way to cool the temperature of indoor spaces. Reusing the earth’s energy lowers energy costs of heating the indoor space with a geothermal heating system, or cooling the space with a geothermal cooling system. Reuse of the earth’s resources is one way to go green, but in addition, these systems lessen a homeowner’s carbon emitting energy usage, which is also a greener way to go.