Geothermal Heat Pumps
Geothermal heat pumps transfer heat between your house and the ground or a nearby water source. Although they cost more to install, geothermal heat pumps have low operating costs because they take advantage of relatively constant ground or water temperatures. The geothermal heat pump transfers heat stored in the ground into your home in the winter, and transfers heat out of your home and back into the ground during the summer.
use 25%-50% less electricity than conventional heating or cooling systems
allows for zoned heating
less above ground equipment
-can be used in more extreme climatic conditions than air-source heat pumps.
will both heat and cool your home and may even be equipped to heat water.
last longer than air sourced heat pumps.
no outside condensing unit=no outside noise
inside noise is barely noticeable.
require even less maintenance than air sourced heat pumps.
does not produce heat by combustion of fossil fuels.
Types of Geothermal Heat Pumps
Closed Loop System
Most cost efficient for new residential construction with a sufficient lot size. Requires trenches at least 4 foot deep.
Large commercial buildings and schools often use vertical systems because vertical systems require less land area. Vertical loops are also used where soil conditions prohibit. Vertical loops also reduce disturbance to existing landscaping .
This method is the lowest cost option provided the site has an adequate body of water. A supply line pipe is run underground from the residence to the water and coiled into circles at least 8 feet under the surface to prevent freezing.
This system uses well or surface body water as the heat exchange fluid. The water circulates directly through the geothermal heat pump (GHP) system, then returns to the ground through the well, a recharge well, or surface discharge.
Central Oregon Heating has the expertise and experience to help you decide which geo thermal heat pump system will be optimum for your home.
Want a heating and cooling system that is environmentally friendly, energy efficient, and uses proven technology? Talk to us about installing a geothermal heat pump at 541-923-1855.