Everything You Wanted To Know About Geothermal Part I


Choosing geothermal energy is a wonderful way to go green this spring!

Many people are unfamiliar with geothermal heating and cooling systems. In fact, without being informed of the benefits that come with geothermal systems many homeowners may be unaware of how much money they could be saving by switching to geothermal for their heating and cooling needs. Here are a few common questions that homeowners have regarding geothermal systems.

How Do Geothermal Systems Work?

As we all know, outdoor temperatures fluctuate, especially in Maryland. However, the temperatures underground do not vary drastically. Therefore, geothermal systems are able to have an indoor unit that loops around to a unit that is underground. This way your home is able to benefit from the stable temperatures underground in order to get the optimal temperature inside your humble abode. Furthermore, a geothermal system uses the refrigeration cycle of compression to amplify energy provided by the earth, allowing you and your family to feel comfortable even on the most frigid of days. On the other hand, in the summer, the system reverses. In fact, during the extremely humid summers, geothermal systems pull all the heat from your building or home and deposit it into the cooler ground.

What Is The Difference Between Geothermal And A Regular System?

Geothermal systems have the ability to transfer heat to and from the earth. In fact, they don’t require any fossil fuels in order to generate heat. Unlike regular heating and cooling systems, geothermal systems provide homeowners and businesses alike an extremely efficient, affordable, and environmentally-friendly alternative for heating and cooling.

What Are The Components Of A Geothermal System?

Typically, a geothermal system will consist of a heat pump, an open or closed loop system, and an air-delivery system. More often than not, the air-delivery system will be the ductwork that helps make the geothermal system work properly.


If you are concerned about the air conditioning system within your home, consider hiring a technician to maintain your geothermal during or before the air conditioning system. Our geothermal units do both heating and cooling from one system, not separate heaters or air conditioning units. With many experienced technicians available, Ground Loop, Inc. can solve all your air conditioning system problems. If you are interested in creating the most comfortable environment for your family to enjoy, contact Ground Loop, Inc. today.

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