Geothermal Heat Pumps
Geothermal energy is the heat from the earth and is found most anywhere, including here in the Bountiful, UT area.
Because the earth remains at a consistent temperature just below its surface, geothermal heat pumps can utilize the planet’s energy to heat and cool your Utah home. No matter if you live in a climate with fluctuating temperatures or somewhere with a more steady temperature, the temperature below the surface remains relatively stable.
At Pond's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, we love the efficiency and environmental friendliness of geothermal heat pumps. Our licensed professionals are well trained in their repair and maintenance.
By tapping into the earth’s energy, you can heat and cool your home while using less energy than a typical heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The first 10 feet or so of ground beneath the surface maintains a temperature between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit. This is perfect for geothermal heat pumps.
What Is a Geothermal Heat Pump?
Instead of burning fossil fuels like more traditional heating and cooling systems, geothermal heat pumps simply transfer heat from the earth to your Bountiful, UT home and back out. These type of heat pumps can save you 30 to 70 percent on your energy bill over the first five to 10 years.
This works because your geothermal heat pump utilizes much less energy to reach whatever temperature you designate on your home’s thermostat when the starting point is 55 degrees Fahrenheit—the temperature just below the ground’s surface.
How Does Geothermal Work?
Geothermal HVAC systems transfer the earth’s energy to and from your house via a series of equipment and piping. A heat pump exchanger is the series of pipes called the “loop.” This loop of pipes is buried either vertically or horizontally in the ground, depending on your home’s geography.
A fluid—usually water mixed with environmentally friendly antifreeze—is circulated through the piping to absorb and dispel the heat from the ground. This heat is then extracted by the heat pump unit and delivered in or out of your home using conventional ductwork air-delivery systems.
Geothermal Heat Pump Advantages
Whether a geothermal heat pump is the right system for you largely depends on the size of your Bountiful, UT lot, the soil condition, and the landscape. Some advantages with this system include:
- Does not depend on outdoor temperatures
- Operates quietly and requires little maintenance
- Reduces energy usage by up to 60 percent, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE)
- Helps control indoor humidity
- Has no noisy outdoor fans or exposed outdoor equipment
- Leaves small environmental footprint as a result of not burning fossil fuels
These systems evenly heat and cool your home without producing the hot and cold air blasts typically associated with conventional HVAC systems.
Geothermal Heat Pump Repair
Because so much of your geothermal heat pump is buried under the earth, you will rarely require a repair. But if the time comes when you do need one, you can count on our Pond's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning geothermal heat pump professionals to promptly arrive and diagnose the issue.
Our team will have your system up and back to its optimum condition in no time. You can rely upon our expertise to make your repair correctly so once it’s done, it stays repaired.
We are available for geothermal heat pump emergencies 24/7, so if you run into a problem, we are here for you.
Geothermal Heat Pump Maintenance
Like all HVAC systems, your geothermal heat pump requires regular professional preventative maintenance to keep it working at peak energy-efficient levels. Our maintenance experts will inspect, clean, and tune up your system twice a year—once before the warmer weather hits and again before the cool temperatures are here.
Professional maintenance helps reduce unexpected and costly repairs, restores the geothermal heat pump’s efficiency, and helps extend its life expectancy. It will also keep you compliant with your manufacturer’s warranty.
Talk to a Pond's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning team member for information about participating in our Comfort Maintenance Agreement. We can save you money and help manage your maintenance.
Call Pond's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning to Discuss Geothermal Heat Pumps
If you have any questions about geothermal heat pumps or would like to talk with one of our professionals about one, call our Pond's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning experts today at 801-203-3526 or request service online today. Our team is always available to help you here in the Bountiful, UT, area.