Are you interested in the energy efficiency of geothermal cooling? Would you like to know more about installing a geothermal cooling system? Using tubes that are buried in the ground a geothermal cooling system uses the natural energy of the earth to cool the air in your home. The system dissipates heat from your cooling system and cools your home economically and efficiently. The tubing is called a field loops system.
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Installing the Correct Loop System
Several types of loop fields are used for a geothermal cooling system. The size of the loop and the size of the geothermal cooling unit are dependent on the size of the house. A horizontal closed loop system requires that trenches be dug where the pipe for the system is laid and then buried.
When the size of the land is smaller, a vertical closed loop installation uses drilled holes that are very deep in the ground. The pipes are connected at the top with a manifold and are then connected to the home’s geothermal heat pump.
If you are fortunate enough to have a body of water close to your home that is large enough, a closed loop system installation works by running a supply line to the water source. The lines are laid well below the water’s surface to prevent freezing.
An open loop system uses surface or well water as a heat exchanger that circulates directly through a geothermal cooling system. This type of installation depends on the source of the water and local regulations.
Geothermal Installation & Setup
The heat exchanging loop system requires a geothermal heat pump to make the system work. Once the loop system is installed, it is connected to the heat pump. The heat pump uses the loop system to exchange the warm air in your home by running an antifreeze type fluid in the loop. The fluid exchanges the heat from your home into cool air by cooling the liquid as it runs through the ground.
A geothermal heat pump is about the size of a small refrigerator and it connects to your existing ductwork. On a new home the loop system is installed outside of your home, the geothermal heat pump and ductwork are installed within your home, and then the entire system is connected, started up, and calibrated.
Geothermal System Service and Maintenance
Although relatively maintenance free, a geothermal cooling system should give you years of trouble-free service. The most important part of the installation is making sure that there is a proper amount of coolant in the loop system when it is installed. If not, your system will not cool properly. Once the level is properly calibrated, you should have years of economical cooling for your home that requires little maintenance over its life cycle.
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