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Why Install a Geothermal Heat Pump?

The Earth beneath your home is an abundant source of clean, renewable energy. Northwest Mechanical helps our clients in Seattle and around the Puget Sound put it to use.

We're experts in tapping the power of geothermal energy to help you create a comfortable, sustainable home.

Geothermal - How it Works

Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of the nearly constant temperature of the Earth to heat and cool buildings. The shallow ground, or the upper 10 feet of the Earth, maintains a temperature between 50° and 60°F (10°–16°C). This temperature is warmer than the air above it in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Geothermal heat pump systems consist of three parts: the ground heat exchanger, the heat pump unit, and the air delivery system (ductwork), or radiant floor tubing. The heat exchanger is a system of pipes called a loop, which is buried in the shallow ground near the building. A fluid (usually water or a mixture of water and antifreeze) circulates through the pipes to absorb or relinquish heat within the ground.

In the winter, the heat pump removes heat from the heat exchanger and pumps it into the indoor air delivery system.

In the summer, the process is reversed, and the heat pump moves heat from the indoor air into the heat exchanger. The heat removed from the indoor air during the summer can also be used to heat water, providing a free source of hot water.

Geothermal heat pumps use much less energy than conventional heating systems, since they draw heat from the ground. They are also more efficient when cooling your home. Not only does this save energy and money, it reduces air pollution.

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Complete line up of the Envision Series Geothermal Heat Pumps for Air Heating and Radiant Floor Heating
Typical ground loop Piping Applications
For Radiant Floor Applications
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