Geothermal Heat Pumps
Geothermal energy is the heat from the earth and is found most anywhere, including here in the Scappoose area. Because the Earth remains at a consistent temperature just below its surface, geothermal heat pumps can utilize the Earth’s energy to heat and cool your 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 Columbia NW Heating and Air Conditioning, we love the efficiency and environmental friendliness of geothermal heat pumps. Our North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certified professionals are well trained in repairing, replacing/installing, and maintaining geothermal heat pumps.
Tapping into the Earth’s energy 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, which is considered the upper part of the Earth’s crust, 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 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, because these pumps harness the available energy from the Earth.
This works because it takes your geothermal heat pump much less energy to reach whatever temperature you designate on your home’s thermostat when the starting point is 55 degrees Fahrenheit—the temperature of the ground below the 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 in the ground either vertically or horizontally, depending on the geography at your home.
A fluid (usually water mixed with environmentally friendly antifreeze) is circulated through the pipes 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.
Will a Geothermal Heat Pump Work for Your Home?
Geothermal heat pumps can heat and cool your Oregon home. They can even be equipped to provide hot water, if that is the option you choose. These heat pumps are very flexible and our professionals can install them in new construction or retrofit them to work with existing systems.
Just How Environmentally Friendly Is a Geothermal Heat Pump?
Geothermal systems are environmentally conscious and require very little maintenance. This is a wonderful combination. These systems produce the fewest emissions, reduce air and water pollution, and use the least amount of electricity, saving you energy costs in the long run. They are safe for the environment as well as your home. Geothermal heat pumps also provide the most stable comfort level, with more efficient humidity control and less noise.
Columbia NW Can Repair, Install, and Maintain Your Geothermal Heat Pump
If your current geothermal heat pump is not running as efficiently as it has in the past or is not running smoothly, give our Columbia NW team a call so we can restore its efficient operation for you. Even if your needed repair is after hours, we offer 24/7 emergency service here in Scappoose, OR.
Our highly trained heat pump experts can also help you design a geothermal heat pump system best suited to your needs. Then we will professionally maintain it, so you can look forward to its many years of providing top comfort to you. Contact us at 503.543.3624 or request service online today.
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Columbia NW proudly provides HVAC service to Beaverton, Columbia City, Cornelius, Forestgrove, Hillsboro, Portland, Scappoose, St. Helens, Tigard, Warren, and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 503.543.3624, or request service online today.