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Geothermal systems make use of the heat stored by earth. The surface just beneath your feet is incapable of producing heat by itself, but it stores a lot of it, especially from the sun. Moreover, it is a good resource since the temperature is almost consistent, even during winters.

To use a geothermal systems for your home, you need to have a series of pipelines, which is also called a loop. It is filled with water, assisting the exchange of heat.

When you need a cooler air temperature, a special geothermal system that is designed for cooling temperature gets rid of the heat in any space, passing through cold water before it goes to earth. If you want a warmer temperature, the water is already hot getting hot energy from the ground to become warmer before this air is introduced into the house.

Because geothermal is a renewable resource, it can considerably reduce electric costs, especially since cooling and heating systems are huge energy consumers. &

Why do you need to maintain your geothermal system? You can have leaks in the pipes. For example, even these are small, they can still immediately make the entire system inefficient due to heat loss. At some point, your pipe and geothermal systems components will become old and have to be replaced. This makes maintaining them a waste of money.

Geothermal Systems used in Decatur, Al

Geothermal water systems have a few different types, and all make use of pipes and water, which is more efficient than air for transferring heat.

Closed Loop Systems can use water or refrigerant. These systems send water through a closed loop of copper or plastic pipes. These pipes can run under floors or through walls, carrying heat to or away from a home. Heat then radiates from these areas. Closed loop systems also use blower fans and ducts to change a building’s temperature.

Open Loop Systems draw water from another water source. Pipes often go right into water, making installation less expensive. Sometimes, these units can also serve as water heaters when using a filter.

Both types of systems can be horizontal or vertical, and which type you’ll need will depend on your soil type and landscaping.

Vertical Systems work well in areas with hard or difficult soil that is difficult to dig through. Like their name suggests, pipes go directly into the ground, as much as hundreds of feet deep. While not noticeable from the outside and good for smaller yards, they have a higher installation cost.

Horizontal Systems work better in easier soil and in larger yards and get installed in a series of trenches or ditches. These systems are usually closed loops unless a pond or other water source is nearby. Installation may disrupt a larger stretch of land, so care is needed.

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