As technology and system designs improve so too does energy efficiency capabilities. Of all the high efficiency options for home heating and cooling available, none may be as dependable and effective as geothermal heat pump systems. If you’re interested in cutting down on the amount of energy you use to heat and cool your home in Ham Lake, a geothermal system installation by Air Mechanical may be the right choice for you. Call us today to discuss the details of a geothermal installation on your property. Our staff has the knowledge and expertise to help decide if geothermal heat and air conditioning is the right choice for you.
Choosing the Right Geothermal Heat Pump Heating and Cooling System
There are a few different factors to consider when thinking about a geothermal heating and cooling system installation on your property. First of all you have to select the right geothermal system for your needs and personal preference. The heating efficiency of geothermal heat pumps is gauged by the ratio of heat provided per Btu of energy input. The resulting number is the COP (coefficient of performance). Geothermal heat pump cooling efficiency is indicated by its EER (energy efficiency ratio). This is the ratio of heat removed (in Btu/hour) to the electricity required (measured in watts) to run the heat pump. The U.S. department of energy suggests looking for an ENERGY STAR® label with a COP of 2.8 or higher and an EER of 13 or more.
The Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Installation Process
Air Mechanical has years of geothermal installation experience, and we’ll make sure that your geothermal heating and cooling system is installed with the level of care and expertise that we are known for. First of all, a loop system must be installed. There are three main types of closed loop systems. These loop systems generally circulate antifreeze through the closed loop, which is buried in the ground or installed beneath water. The system’s heat exchanger transfers heat between the loop system’s antifreeze and the refrigerant in the heat pump. Your geothermal technician from Air Mechanical will help you decide if a horizontal, vertical or pond/lake closed loop system is best for your property.
An open loop system uses water from a well or body of water as the heat exchange fluid and circulates the water through the geothermal system directly. After it has passed through the system the water is returned to the ground. For this type of system an adequate body of water is necessary.
Once all the decisions have been made the loop system can be installed. Your property will be evaluated, taking into account such geological factors as soil composition, rockiness, and usable space. Ground or surface water will inform the installation process, as well as the size of your property. There is a lot to consider, but the experts at Air Mechanical will ensure that you get the best quality, most efficient and most appropriate geothermal heating and cooling system installed for your home. Start cutting down on energy consumption without sacrificing comfort in your Ham Lake, MN home. Call Air Mechanical today to begin the geothermal installation process.