How Do Geothermal Systems Work?


If you’ve spent any time at all researching heating systems, you have almost definitely come across geothermal heat pumps. Maybe you even own one! For those of you who are unaware, a geothermal heat pump provides ample heating and cooling, while remaining one of the most energy-efficient and ‘green’ options on the market. But how does a geothermal system work?

The specialists at Kellermeier Plumbing and Heating are here to explain! Geothermal systems are actually fairly straightforward, but at the same time pretty fascinating.

Looking to utilize geothermal heating and cooling in your home? Contact an expert at Kellermeier today!

Basics of Geothermal Systems

Geothermal heat pumps (also called “ground-source heat pumps”) perform exactly as their name suggests. A geothermal system harnesses the thermal energy intrinsic to the ground underneath your home.

The temperature roughly fifty feet underground remains relatively static. Geothermal systems utilize this natural resource through a pipe network dug underground. When heat is needed, the pump will extract it from the ground and transfer it to your home. In the summer, the pump’s function is reversed, extracting the heat from your home and transferring it underground.

A geothermal heat pump is simply a network of pipes set in a loop networking throughout your home and into the ground underneath it. With this system in place, you get to enjoy the benefits of prime heating and cooling, with none of the emissions, bulky equipment, short lifespans and high maintenance costs of other comparable systems! A geothermal pump operates nearly entirely off of its pipe system, along with a token amount of electricity to operate fans and other small components. This saves you big in efficiency!

Geothermal Heat Pump installation In Ohio With Kellermeier

If you’re looking for Geothermal heat pump services in Perrysburg, Findlay, Bowling Green, or surrounding areas in Northwest Ohio, contact Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating today! We can provide all of the skills and expertise needed to ensure you get the service you deserve!