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Geothermal Heating and Cooling Services in Orem
Geothermal heating and cooling has been around since the 1940s, but with far more advanced products and better accessibility for homeowners, geothermal systems have truly become a great option for many people. However, these systems work very differently from traditional heating systems like furnaces and boilers, so it is extremely important to work with HVAC professionals who have a lot of experience installing, repairing, servicing and maintaining these types of systems. The good news is this: we are those experts.
When it comes to geothermal heating and cooling, Skylake Heating & Air has the professionals, the tools, the training and the high-quality products you need. We’ll help you determine which type of geothermal system will work best for your home and property, then install it for decades of use. If you already have a geothermal system, you can’t have just any HVAC technician work on it. You need experts trained and certified to work on these specific systems—like the technicians on our staff. Let us help you be comfortable and as energy efficient as possible with our comprehensive geothermal services.
Considering a geothermal system in Orem? Then it’s time to call Skylake Heating & Air!
How Does a Geothermal System Use the Earth for Cooling and Heating?
It’s a pretty wild idea: using the thermal energy stored in the earth to heat your home, and then using the soil as a heat sink to cool your home. But if you stop to think about your basement or other subterranean space, you’ll realize that it stays a pretty constant temperature year–round. This is the exact principle behind a geothermal system.
Below the frost line, which is about 8 feet below the surface of your yard, the temperature of the ground stays between 53—59°F all year long. This is because the latent thermal energy from the sun keeps it that way. A geothermal system simply takes advantage of this thermal energy. During the winter, the fluid in the ground loop absorbs the heat in the soil, transfers it to the ground–source heat pump, and then disperses the heat to your home. In the summer months, the heat and humidity are absorbed from the indoors and transferred to the loop where the heat is released into the surrounding soil, creating a safe and efficient heat sink.
What Kinds of Benefits Does a Geothermal System Offer?
Geothermal systems are by far the most energy–efficient HVAC systems available. For every unit of energy a geothermal system expends making your home comfortable, it adds 3—4 units of energy back. This makes these systems 300—400% energy efficient. Also, because of the way these systems are designed and work, they have very long lifespans. The ground loops last an average of 40 years and the heat pumps last an average of 20—25 years, making them far more durable than more traditional heating and cooling systems. Geothermal cooling also dehumidifies up to 30% more than a traditional AC.
Call the experts at Skylake Heating & Air today and see if a geothermal system will work for your home in Orem, UT!