Wait. Geothermal heat pump? How is a heat pump going to keep you cool in the summer? It’s going to move heat right out of your home, that’s how. During the winter, other residents in Chesapeake, Virginia, may have told you how much money they saved by switching to a geothermal system, and now you may be wondering how it can do the same thing in the summer. Despite a deceptive name, geothermal heat pumps are guaranteed to keep you cool in the hot summer months while saving you money on energy costs.
How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?
A geothermal heat pump transfers heat between the house and the ground outside (in contrast to a regular heat pump, which transfers heat via the air). Most geothermal heat pumps draw heat from or transfer heat to the ground outside, where the temperature remains relatively constant no matter the season.
The geothermal heat pump, transfers heat to the ground outside. The temperature underground, which remains at about 50 degrees Fahrenheit on average, cools the refrigerant and returns cool air indoors. This method provides energy-efficient comfort as you rely less on electricity to cool your home.
Geothermal heat pumps don’t use nearly as much energy as regular air conditioners since they’re simply moving heat rather than very precisely controlling the temperature. Electricity is used only to distribute, rather than generate air.
Geothermal Heat Pump Models
At Weather Makers, we stock a variety of geothermal heat pumps to suit your needs and budget. The ClimateMaster Tranquility Packaged Geothermal Heat Pump, is one of the most advanced heat pumps. It offers great energy-saving benefits while providing the highest level of comfort possible.
Another great option is the Bryant Preferred Variable Speed Geothermal Heat Pump. In addition to all the other bells and whistles, this geothermal heat pump comes equipped with a dehumidifier, which will make all the difference in the humid Virginian summers.
The money you’ll save on energy bills by installing a geothermal heat pump is well worth the cost of installation. For more information about geothermal cooling, give Weather Makers, Inc. a call at 757-263-4869.