Geothermal Heat Pumps by Treat’s Heating & Cooling
Geothermal Heat Pumps are among the most reliable and cost effective home comfort technology available. It’s almost easily dismissed because of its steep upfront price tag but with energy costs always on the rise, it is savvy to invest in one of these efficient heating and cooling systems.
What makes geothermal heat pumps outstanding is their efficiency saving you 50% – 70% of home energy usage for heating and cooling. These heat pumps work by taking advantage of the naturally stable temperatures that occur a few feet below ground level, typically 50-65 degrees Fahrenheit all year long. In the winter when the temperature of the air is colder than the earth, geothermal heat pumps borrow heat from the earth to heat your home and in the summer it does the opposite. It uses relatively low temperature of the earth to cool your home. It moves heat one direction or the other, which is how it got its name.
The key component of a geothermal heat pump system is the loop field, a long length of plastic pipe that is buried underground either horizontally or suspended vertically in a series of holes drilled at least 200 feet deep. In winter, a pump circulates antifreeze fluid through the loop field where it picks up heat. Coils inside the pump extract the heat and use it to warm air. A fan blows this warmth through the ductwork in your home. In summer, the cycle is reversed as the system extracts heat from inside and deposits it in the ground.
Geothermal systems are extremely quiet. Because there are so few moving parts, they are durable, reliable and maintenance free. Once installed the loop field lasts indefinitely, the pump itself can last up to 25 years.
If you are interested in a Geothermal Heat Pump, call the experts at Treat’s Heating & Cooling 360.825.0800
The Enumclaw, WA heat pump experts at Treat’s Heating & Cooling offer high quality installation, repair, maintenance, and other heating and air conditioning services throughout Western Washington including Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, Tacoma, Auburn, Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley, Federal Way, Kent, & Seattle WA.