Since you spend a majority of time indoors, you will want the temperature to be cool and comfortable. There are several options you have for cooling your home. This can include geothermal cooling, an air conditioner, or a ductless air conditioner.
While the temperature throughout the year varies, many do not realize that the temperature below ground, regardless of climate or season, will stay fairly consistent all year. The ground is able to maintain a higher rate of temperature consistency because it absorbs 47% of the suns energy as it hits the Earth’s surface.
During the heating cycle, a geothermal heat pump uses the earth loop to extract heat from the ground. As the system pulls heat from the loop it distributes it through a conventional duct system as warm air. The same heat energy can also be used for a radiant floor system or domestic hot water heating. During the cooling mode, the heating process is reversed. This creates cool, conditioned air throughout the home. Instead of extracting heat from the ground, heat is extracted from the air in your home and either moved back into the earth loop, or used to preheat the water in your hot water tank.
You can also invest in a ductless air conditioner. This allows you to cool a room or area without having it connected through the ductwork. No matter what system you are looking at to cool your home, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the options and recommend the best one for your home.