An Education On Geothermal Systems

Award-winning home improvement show, Designing Spaces, recently spoke with Dandelion Principal Engineer Ryan Carda for a lesson on Geothermal Heat Pumps. By moving heat between the earth and your home, a geothermal system can lower your annual home energy costs and help reduce your home’s carbon emmisions. Learn how Dandelion’s safe, 3-step installation process can make your home greener and more comfortable. 

 

What is Geothermal HVAC? 

A geothermal HVAC system uses the ground’s naturally-occurring heat to warm (and cool!) your home. It’s a clean, renewable technology that can eliminate your reliance on heating oil, propane, or natural gas. According to Principal Engineer Ryan Carda, Geothermal heat pumps are “the most energy efficient and enviromentally-friendly way to heat and cool your home.”

Geothermal systems typically consist of two parts: the ground-source heat pump that replaces your furnace inside your home, and the ground loops that are buried underground in your yard. These two parts work together to pump heat from the ground into your home in the winter, and dump unwanted heat from your home into the ground in the summer. 

Is Geothermal Heating and Cooling Right For You?

Geothermal is now accessible to almost every homeowner, thanks to innovations in the installation and operation of both parts of geothermal systems — heat pumps and ground loops. The heat pumps can now be retrofitted into older homes; and the ground loops can now quickly and easily be installed underground, even in residential neighborhoods! That said, geothermal isn’t right for everyone.

Take our short survey to find out if Dandelion Geothermal is an option for your home.

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