Every year, when extreme temperatures hit the Midwest, we watch our utility bills skyrocket. Whether it’s unbearable heat in the summertime or a severe freeze in the dead of winter, our heating and cooling systems work extra hard, and many homeowners are left wondering if there’s a better way. The trusted experts at Allied Services, Inc. have the answer, and we are here to educate you on an alternative system: a geothermal heating and cooling system.

Geothermal Heating and Cooling

What Is Geothermal Heating and Cooling?

With a geothermal system, you essentially turn your yard into a permanent power plant for your home. The heat pump transfers heat from the earth into your house through long loops of underground pipes filled with liquid (water or an antifreeze solution). The loops are hooked up to a geothermal heat pump inside your home, which acts both as a furnace and an air conditioner. Because it uses the free, renewable solar energy stored in your backyard instead of fossil fuels, it is the greenest, most efficient, and most cost effective system available.

How Does It Work?

The earth absorbs almost 50% of all solar energy and uses that energy to maintain an internal temperature between 50°F and 70°F, depending on the geographic location. Geothermal heating and cooling uses an underground loop system that exchanges energy between your home and the earth to heat or cool your home. So, in the winter, the system absorbs heat from the earth, transfers the heat to water, then carries it to the heating unit where the heat is compressed to a higher temperature and sent as warm air into your home. In the summer, the system is reversed to expel the heat from your home back into the earth via the loop system.

Find Out More

Geothermal systems offer several long-lasting benefits. But, because they are more complicated and more expensive to install, they are not ideal for everyone. To determine if this type of system is right for you, contact Allied Services, Inc. today at (937) 269-5059. We provide geothermal technology in Dayton, OH, and the surrounding areas, and our experienced staff will help you decide between geothermal or a conventional heating system.