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What to Know About Geothermal Heating & Cooling


We all want to have a heating and cooling system that is both energy efficient and effective at keeping the home comfortable. Sometimes this can be easier said than done. For example, furnaces are effective at heating but aren’t necessarily as energy efficient at heat pumps. Meanwhile, heat pumps can’t produce the heating power that a furnace can.

What if we told you that there was a system that provides powerful comfort all year long without breaking the bank or taking a toll on the planet. When you use geothermal in Sandy, UT, this is exactly what you get.

If you haven’t heard of geothermal heating and cooling or you simply want to learn more about it, we are happy to help. Just keep reading!

What is it?

First things first, what exactly does it mean when we say geothermal heating and cooling? We are talking about using the temperatures within the crust of the Earth to help keep your home environment comfortable. By harnessing the relatively stable temperatures found year-round below our feet, you can enjoy energy-efficient and dependable comfort in your home.

How does it work?

A geothermal HVAC system depends on two key parts: its underground loop and its heat pump air handlers. In basic terms, when you turn on your HVAC system, there is a liquid solution (usually water and antifreeze mixed together), that will begin to circulate in your underground loop. Operating much like a regular heat pump, this will create a heat transfer process, either absorbing the warmer temps below the ground or exchanging warmth for cooler temperatures. This liquid will then make its way into a heat exchanger and will then release or absorb heat depending on what you are requesting.

What are the benefits?

As you can imagine, there are several benefits to using a geothermal heat pump system.

  • Energy Efficiency: Because geothermal systems don’t create heat and instead transfer it, it requires much less fuel and energy than a furnace and central AC combination.
  • Environmental Friendliness: While this system does use refrigerant, it is still highly eco-friendly. This is because it uses far less fuel to heat and cool your home since it is instead harnessing the temperatures within the Earth that are already there.
  • Long Lifespan: Because half of your system is underground (at about the depth of a basement), it means these elements are protected from, well, the elements! That translates to a much longer lifespan.

Skylake Offers Geothermal Services

It is easy to see why people love their geothermal systems. And these systems have been around for a long while which is a testament to how great they are.

Maybe you are considering switching to a geothermal system in the near future and need installation services, or perhaps you simply need a reliable team to help take care of this system. Whatever the case may be, you can turn to Skylake Heating & Air. We are a team of professional technicians who know exactly how best to install and maintain your comfort systems and ensure that you can heat and cool your home as needed all year long.

Contact Skylake Heating & Air today to learn more about geothermal heating and cooling for your home.

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