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Should You Have a Geothermal Cooling System Installed?

Are you in the market for a new cooling system? Chances are you’ve considered many different options. There are, after all, various different cooling systems available today, each with their own list of benefits and specifications.

If you aren’t already thinking about it, we urge you to consider adding geothermal technology to your list of possible air conditioning systems. Geothermal cooling offers many unique advantages to homeowners who decide to use this system. Below we’ve covered how these systems work, and the benefits they provide.

What Is a Geothermal System?

A geothermal system is a heat pump, which means that it doesn’t burn fuel in order to generate heat. Rather, it evaporates refrigerant to exchange heat between your home and the outside environment. Most heat pumps do this by siphoning thermal energy form the surrounding air, however geothermal systems rely on subterranean thermal energy instead.

With a geothermal system, a pipe loop filled with water is buried 30 feet underground, and is connect to the a system inside your home. At this depth underground, the temperature remains at a relatively constant 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit, which provides the system with a basically endless supply of renewable thermal energy.

What Are the Benefits?

Geothermal heating and cooling systems provide all of the benefits that a heat pump system does, and more. They are more efficient than traditional HVAC systems, since they don’t require fuel to generate conditioned air. They can also act as both a heating system and an air conditioner, which saves you money you might have otherwise spent on a second unit.

Air source heat pumps have one disadvantage in that they suffer efficiency losses in extremely cold weather. This is not the case with geothermal cooling systems. Even though we are primarily concerned with combatting against heat in Texas, cold winter nights can pack quite the punch too, and you’ll be glad to have a geothermal system to rely on.

For geothermal system services in San Antonio, TX, contact Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating today.

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