When you think of a climate control system, you probably think of a furnace or split air conditioner. That makes sense, as they are by far the most popular climate control systems in the country. Here's the thing, though: they aren't the only options. There are a great many options for climate control available, including geothermal heating and cooling. American Heating & Cooling offers a full range of geothermal heating and cooling services. We install, repair, maintain, and replace geothermal systems of all kinds throughout Pikeville, KY. If you need geothermal heating and cooling services of any kind, our technicians can help. Call today to set up an appointment with one of our experts.
American Heating & Cooling provides quality geothermal heating and cooling services near Pikeville, KY and the surrounding areas.
A geothermal system is a heat pump, which means it's a forced-air system that uses refrigerant to move preexisting heat from one place to the other. Like all heat pumps, a geothermal system is able to reverse its refrigerant flow to provide either heating or cooling functions. While other heat pumps draw thermal energy from the outside air, however, a geothermal heat pump relies on subterranean thermal energy. It does this through an underground pipe loop, filled with water and buried at a depth of around 30 feet. That far underground, the temperature remains at a constant 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit. When the geothermal system is in heating mode, it uses that thermal energy to warm the air being circulated through the home. When in cooling mode, the system vents the heat from the home into the water before returning it to the pipe loop.
A geothermal system has all the advantages of any heat pump system. It's energy efficient, both because it can act as a heater and air conditioner, and because it doesn't burn fuel to generate heat. Those advantages alone are enough for most homeowners to consider installing a geothermal system. There is one more big advantage, however. The problem with air source heat pumps is that as the temperature outside drops, the ability of the heat pump to heat the home efficiently drops as well. A geothermal heat pump, however, has access to a virtually infinite source of steady thermal energy. No matter how cold it gets outside, the geothermal heat pump will never experience a loss of efficiency.
Installing a geothermal heat pump is a big job, and one that you're going to want to trust to the best company you can find. Our technicians have many years of professional geothermal heat pump installation experience. We'll make sure that your geothermal system receives the best possible installation.
While geothermal systems are quite sturdy, they need the occasional repair and maintenance work just like any other. If you think that your geothermal system might be having a problem, or it's just been a while since a professional checked it out, give us a call today. American Heating & Cooling offers a full range of geothermal heat pump repair and maintenance services.