The Fundamentals of a Ground Source Heat Pump

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When you own a ground source heat pump, you may feel as though it works like magic. However, there is a lot of technology and science behind your ground source heat pump. Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® wants our clients to understand the fundamentals of their systems so they can better diagnose when there is a problem. If you have questions about ground source heat pumps, give our office a call. We are happy to assist you.

What Is a Ground Source Heat Pump?

A ground source heat pump uses the temperature of the Earth as an exchange medium for heat. They can heat or cool the home using the Earth and a system of ductwork, a heat exchanger, and pipes that are buried in the ground.

Different Kinds of Ground Source Heat Pumps

There are four main types of ground source heat pump systems: horizontal, vertical, pond/lake, and closed or open-loop system. The type you choose is highly dependent on your climate, soil, the position of your property, and your budget. If you have questions about which system would be best for your home, talk to a professional.

How Does a Heat Pump Work?

A ground source heat-pump works by exchanging heat either to or from a home. In the winter, the system removes heat from the ground and pumps it into the home. In the summer, it removes heat from the home and pumps it back into the heat exchanger.

Talk to an Expert

Ground source heat pumps are an excellent choice for cooling or heating your home. If you are interested in a ground-source heat pump, talk to your heating and cooling professional. For more information on ground source heat pumps, Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®. Call (706) 914-1617 to schedule your appointment  with us today!