Geothermal heat pumps are heating and cooling systems that harness heat from the ground to warm homes and disperse it to cool them. Bryant® is one manufacturer that offers efficient geothermal systems that can be adapted to any home. Heater repair and installation contractor Air Comfort, Inc. shares a look at the key benefits of Bryant Geothermal Systems.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Geothermal heat pumps are different from typical heat pumps. Instead of using the ambient heat in the air, a geothermal heat pump utilizes buried coils that harvest heat from the ground on cold days and help disperse it on hot days. Underground temperatures are more stable compared to outdoor air, which is what makes geothermal heat pumps more reliable in providing heat. In addition, since the largest parts of the system are buried in the ground, they won’t be as disruptive to your home design.
Bryant Geothermal Systems are designed to be configured based on the property type. The standard closed-loop system can be installed horizontally on larger properties, or vertically on smaller ones. For properties that are close to a body of water, a pond loop, which utilizes water from a nearby pond, may be installed. An open loop system can also be installed for homes sitting atop a water table. Control systems are pretty much the same as any other HVAC system.
Bryant Geothermal Systems are adaptable to any type of property. This means that even a small closed yard can accommodate the system, allowing homeowners to enjoy more heating for less. In fact, if you’re still using a standing pilot propane furnace, switching to a geothermal system can save you up to 70% in heating costs. As an all-electric system, you don’t even have to worry about fuel efficiency or ever-fluctuating fuel costs.
The loops themselves are made of thick-gauge polyethylene pipe, which lasts for decades without rotting, cracking or corroding. To ensure durability, all joints are fused by heat. The loops can withstand temperature extremes, which means they can reliably harvest heat even during the coldest of winters and disperse it on the hottest days of the year. If you’ve been having second thoughts about getting a geothermal system for your home, there’s no better time than now to get one.
Air Comfort, Inc. is your leading provider of Bryant Geothermal Systems, as well as boiler repair services. Give us a call at (330) 510-2446 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Akron, OH, and surrounding areas.