Geothermal energy can be used in the form of geothermal heating and cooling, in order to provide not only a regular geothermal heating system, but also the option to reverse the cycle and cool your home.
Not all geothermal heat pump designs can heat and cool your home, and you must request the option and do research into these designs with your geothermal technology supplier.
To heat our homes, geothermal energy must be extracted in some way, and the most common way is to use a heat pump (ground source heat pump). These technologies have been around for many years now, with proven results seen in Iceland, where results have proved to be very efficient.
Geothermal energy can be used to supply underfloor heating systems in order to heat a building, or certain part of a building. In this day and age, it is unwise to install underfloor heating systems which do not harness the energy from renewable sources.
If you would like to learn more about how we harness the earth’s thermal heat source for heating in our home, you may wish to read information, or do your own research into the process of how geothermal energy works.
Some geothermal energy systems are able to reverse the process of heating our homes, to the process of cooling them. This is quite simply a reversal of which way the water flows, as explained through the above link on how geothermal energy works.
Water which absorbs heat from our homes, is pumped through the pipes buried in the ground, and this allows the ground to absorb this heat energy, resulting in cooler water coming out the other end. Other factors such as time of day also play a part in this role, and additives may need to be placed in the water to do this.
So, the process of geothermal heating and cooling is interlinked, and with specialist advice, you can benefit from the use of one of the greatest renewable energy sources around today.