Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pumps
Many Wichita homes can benefit from geothermal heat pumps. Since there are different types of geothermal heat pump systems, there are differences in how much energy can be saved. For instance, some models come with two-speed compressors and variable fans. This system is known to provide more energy savings as well as a more comfortable temperature in the home.
The quietest and longer lasting model is the relative to air-source heat pump. This system doesn't depend on the outdoor air temperature at all. And a dual-source geothermal heat pump is a combination of both, combining the best benefits of each.
In the world of HVAC, it can be confusing to know what is best for you and your home when installing a heating and air system. A good, reliable Wichita heating and air conditioning contractor can help you choose. In Wichita, call Ball Heating and Air Conditioning with any questions or for geothermal heat pump installation.
- Energy Savings
- Comfortable Indoor Temperatures
- Air & Hot Water Heating Systems
Why Geothermal Heat Pumps Save Energy
Geothermal Heat Pumps are great for climates where temperatures reach seasonal extremes. The average winter low in Wichita is 20.3°F in January and the average summer high is 92.9°F. A geothermal heat pump transfers the constantly stable earth temperature to the home, making the air easier to heat and cool. This means the HVAC system is more energy efficient. Here are the details of how this works.
When an HVAC system has to heat or cool the home from one extreme temperature to a comfortable level, it will use more energy to gap the difference. With the geothermal system, it only has to heat or cool the home from the constant ground temperature to a comfortable level.
The ground temperature depends on latitude, but generally can range from 45°F to 75°F. If ground temperatures are 50°F, the heating system only has to raise the indoor temperature a short distance to reach 68°, about 18° difference. With no geothermal heat pump, the HVAC system will be raising the outdoor air temperature of 20° to a comfortable 68°. This is about 48° difference.
Geothermal Heat Pumps for Air & Hot Water Supply
There are geothermal heat pump systems that will also heat the water for your home. This is much more preferable than a hot water heater tank because of the energy efficiency of the system.