Do Geothermal Systems Really Work?

For the curious out there, a geothermal system may appear to be a lifesaver in terms of its energy efficiency and reliance on a renewable energy resource. This year-round system uses the moderate temperature of the earth to heat and cool your air. But even the curious can sometimes be skeptical. As a leading provider of HVAC solutions in the area, one of the questions we hear is whether geothermal systems really work. In today’s post, we’d like to address this question in some detail. We hope it answers your questions and concerns, but feel free to get a unique assessment about whether your home is right for geothermal by calling Advantage Airtech. We work with all types of heating in Toronto, and we can make sure that your new HVAC system works well for years to come. Call us today.

A geothermal system is also known as a ground-source heat pump. It uses the moderate temperature of the ground just below the earth’s surface to heat and cool a coolant that then heats and cools, respectively, your indoor air, depending on what the season is. It involves the excavation of your land. We need to install underground piping underground, and this is a vital part of the job that must be performed by a professional. An error or fault during this stage can lead to substantial issues later. The rest of the system is not dissimilar from your standard heat pump unit. Like an air-source heat pump, a geothermal system uses a network of ductwork to distributed conditioned air throughout your home.

Of course, geothermal systems really work! What you have to make sure of is that you have your property assessed to make sure that you can take full advantage of what they have to offer. The underground piping can be installed in two configurations: deep vertical wells or a relatively shallow horizontal arrangement. Both are effective, but the unique circumstances of your property will determine what you should choose. Call Advantage Airtech today for all of your heating needs in Toronto. We can make sure that your geothermal system works well for years to come.