Benefits of Geothermal Energy
Advantages and disadvantages of
Why are Geothermal Heat Pumps So Effective?
It is not unusual to hear how Geothermal water source heat
pump systems are very energy efficient,
but what is it that makes them so efficient? Both Boiler/Tower and Geothermal systems use basically
the same heat pump equipment and the COPs (Coefficient of Performance) are similar when rated at
the same conditions. A Geothermal system’s summer design conditions are close to a Boiler/Tower
system’s (90°F loop design temperature is common), but the winter design temperature is often much
lower. While it is true that Geothermal systems do not have a boiler or a cooling tower, there is a
large water pressure drop in the ground loop that requires a large pump horsepower.
One advantage of the system is the closed loop water source heat pump design. The concept
energy that is not required in some areas of the building (cooling load) to be moved and used in areas
that do require energy (heating load). For many applications, water source heat pump systems matchor exceed the
performance of even the most sophisticated VAV air systems.
How A Geothermal Heat Pump Works
Wherever you live, the temperature beneath your home remains constant regardless
of the season. ClimateMaster® Geothermal Heat Pump Systems harness the stable underground temperature to provide
heating, cooling, and hot water at remarkably high efficiencies. So high, in fact, that energy use can be cut by up
to 80%. As the world’s largest and most progressive leader in clean, renewable geothermal technology, ClimateMaster
leads the way with its award-winning Tranquility Series geothermal heat pumps.
Click the image below to view an interactive demonstration of how geothermal heat pumps work to save you up to 80%
on your energy bills.
For new home construction, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a complete home energy analysis,
recommendations on whether a ground source heat pump is right for you, a detailed energy specification lists for
your specific home, and guaranteed low utility bills. Visit www.rye-homes.com for more information.