There are a lot of different ways in which you may choose to heat your home, and we know that finding the right system for your needs can seem like a daunting task. The best way to ensure that you choose your system wisely is to weigh your various options. One option that too few homeowners are taking advantage of is the geothermal/hydronic heating system.
Geothermal technology has become more and more common, though most homeowners opt for forced-air heating/cooling systems. While that is certainly a worthwhile application of the technology, some homeowners just don’t like using forced-air to heat their homes. Those homeowners are wise to consider the use of a geothermal/hydronic heating system in Virginia beach.
How Does It Work?
In a traditional hydronic heating system, a boiler would heat water and that heated water would travel throughout the home via the hydronic tubing. The heat would radiate up through the floor, rising in order to heat the living space. Because the heat moves upward, the comfort offered by these systems is tough to beat.
With a geothermal/hydronic heating system, the operation and concept are much the same. However, rather than burn fuel or use electricity in order to heat the water, a geothermal heat pump is used. More specifically, a water-to-water heat pump is utilized. The heat pump draws heat out of the ground, and that heat is exchanged with the water in the hydronic system. The heated water then serves to heat the house the way that a more traditional hydronic heating system would, but with incredible efficiency thanks to the use of heat pump technology.
Now, those familiar with geothermal heat pumps know that they offer forced-air cooling in addition to heating. Opting for a hydronic setup does not mean that you cannot enjoy that versatility anymore, however. In many cases, the design of the system will allow for the use of a hydronic air handler, meaning that you can still enjoy effective cooling along with truly efficient and comfortable heating.
Contact us and see how we can make you smile. House Call Company can answer any questions that you may have about geothermal/hydronic heating systems.