Signature HVAC Blog: Archive for the ‘Geothermal’ Category

Is a Geothermal Installation Even Possible for My House?

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
geothermal-loops

In our last blog post, we looked at the benefits of having a geothermal heat pump installed to provide year-round comfort to your house. Going with a geothermal system can help you save immensely on energy costs and deliver a level of reliable comfort and efficiency that standard air-source heat pumps can’t. 

But when people hear about geothermal systems, they often dismiss them as a possibility for their homes. You may feel this same way. Is a geothermal installation in Newtown Square, PA something you can actually have done? Or is it too big and too expensive to even contemplate? And don’t you need plenty of space for the ground loops?

Below we’ll talk about how going geothermal may be more accessible than you believe.

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The Benefits of a Geothermal Heat Pump for Your House

Monday, July 19th, 2021
geothermal-diagram

Geothermal energy is a renewable energy source that offers clean and efficient power taken from the heat generated by the Earth’s core. You might have considered geothermal energy as out of your personal reach—it’s something you get from geothermal power plants, but you can’t imagine using the geothermal energy from right around your house for anything useful.

Good news! Geothermal energy is more accessible for your home than you may think. One of the most useful geothermal installations is a geothermal heat pump to provide your house with heating and cooling around the year. Indoors, a geothermal heat pump works similarly to a standard air-source heat pump—it releases heat or absorbs heat through a refrigerant coil and then a blower sends the conditioned air into the ductwork. But instead of an outside unit, a geothermal heat pump has loops buried in the ground (at least 6 feet below the surface) to both access and deposit thermal energy.

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