So you’ve wondered what geothermal HVAC is?
- What is Geothermal HVAC?
Geothermal HVAC is short for geothermal heating, ventilation and air conditioning. As stated by an article in renewable energy world geothermal HVAC systems have been used in the U.S. and around the world for over sixty years! Geothermal HVAC systems work much the same as conventional reverse cycle air conditioning systems. The main difference is that instead of collecting and rejecting heat with an outdoor unit using air Geothermal HVAC systems do so with the ground.
- Why is Geothermal HVAC beneficial?
The short answer is Geothermal HVAC uses less power! In summer instead of trying to transfer heat to outside using ambient temperatures of between 30 and 48 degrees Celsius Geothermal HVAC systems do so with the ground at a much more stable 10 degrees Celsius. In winter when it can drop well be zero once again the heat collection is done at a much more stable 10degrees Celsius. These more favourable temperatures translate into a direct reduction in the amount of power consumed by the compressor which is the main power consumer in any refrigerated air conditioning system. Quite amazing isn’t it?
Why is everyone interested in it? Electricity prices are going crazy. Painful isn’t it? We know the feeling, we’ve got power bills to pay too. Not only does it reduce the amount of power consumed but less power is required to be run into the building as well. This is a big saving for the building owner and the network provider.
Back to Geothermal Heating