Geothermal Heat Pump Services
At Bass Air Conditioning, part of our commitment to our customers is providing them with the latest, most efficient technology. We strive to be the best, so we offer innovative heating and cooling system options from Carrier, the leader in HVAC technology. The greenest option for homes and businesses, which also provides the most monthly savings on energy bills, is geothermal – or ground-source – heat pumps.
We offer geothermal services in addition to our regular heating and cooling products. Our experts can provide a detailed explanation of a geothermal pump’s operation and can show you how it might be the smartest choice for your home.
How Geothermal Heat Pumps Work
A geothermal heat pump uses the ground as a heat source in a central heating or cooling system. The temperature of the top 20 feet of soil fluctuates with the daily weather patterns, but the Earth’s temperature below 20 feet is always between 50 and 60 degrees. Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of this constant temperature to lower operating costs in the summer months and increase efficiency in the winter months.
In the summer, the air temperature is warmer than the temperature of the ground. Vertical pipes form a loop underground and connect to your home’s HVAC system. Water or refrigerant passes through the loop transferring cooler temperature to your home and carrying warmer temperatures away from your home using tanks, compressors, and other components of your outdoor geothermal unit. In the winter, the temperature of the ground is warmer, so this process is reversed to heat your home.
How Geothermal Systems Save Money
Geothermal or ground source heat pumps are efficient because they transfer rather than create heat. It takes very little energy or electricity to move heat. The fact that geothermal systems do not burn fuel is what makes them so environmentally friendly. You will see the most money and energy savings with a geothermal heat pump if you live in a mild climate.
While these green systems are ideal for an air conditioner upgrade, they may not be suitable for all property types because factors like space and soil type come into play. Our knowledgeable technicians will help you to determine if geothermal energy is a good choice for you. If it is, we will help you find federal tax credits and local utility rebates so you can recoup the cost of installation.
If you are looking to replace your current system with a new, geothermal heat pump, call us today for a free estimate.