How Do GeoThermal Heat Pumps Work?

Did you know that GeoThermal heat pump systems have been used since the 1940s? They use 25-50% less electricity than standard systems and are environmentally friendly. If you need a heat pump for your commercial swimming pool, making a switch to a geothermal system will help your organization reap rewards on lowered utility bills.

An air-source heater is the most common type used to heat swimming pools and close to 50% more energy to perform the same heating task as a geothermal heat pump. Additionally, a geothermal heat pump has fewer moving parts and because the pumps are housed indoors, they are more durable, last longer and pay for themselves.

How Do GeoThermal Heat Pumps Work?

How Do GeoThermal Heat Pumps Work?

Geothermal heat pumps reside underground and draw their heat from the earth itself.

Air temperatures above the earth’s surface vary from day-to-day, but the temperatures below the earth’s surface don’t fluctuate nearly as much. The temperature ten feet below the surface of the earth is a consistent 70-80 degrees in Englewood, Florida. When you have a geothermal heat pump installed, the pipes are buried beneath the earth near the building or swimming pool you’re looking to have heated, or cooled. A heat exchanger is installed and the entire system is attached to the ductwork in the building. The water from the pool will pass through the pipes, be heated by the ground and then distributed back into the swimming pool. It is a quick, efficient system for commercial swimming pool owners in Florida to use.

The heat from below the surface of the earth will not run out. It is a consistent, stable and reliable heat source. Geothermal heat pumps are able to maintain higher water temperatures regardless of the time of year or the ambient air temperatures. When you use a traditional heat pump, and the ambient air temperatures drop below 50 degrees, the traditional heat pump can’t effectively and efficiently heat the water to a warm enough level for comfortable swimming. A geothermal heat pump is not impacted by the dropping surface air temperatures.

Be prepared to pay more, up front, for the purchase and installation of a geothermal heat pump, but be prepared to reap benefits on energy savings. A geothermal heat pump and its energy efficiency help your organization reap significant long-term savings and that helps the geothermal heat pump system pay for itself. Consider, too that the costs to operate a geothermal heat pump can be more than 80% less than an operating a gas heat pump or air-source heater.

Are you interested in learning more about a geothermal heating system? Contact a Symbiont Service Corp. representative for information about how your business can begin to enjoy the energy- and money-saving benefits of a geothermal heat pump.

The goal of the Symbiont Service, Corp’s team is to educate customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For information about heat pumps and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Symbiont Service Corp. serves Englewood, Florida and the surrounding areas. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!      


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