Geothermal Heat Pumps for NEW NATiVE Homes in Austin, Dallas, San Antonio & More
When you consider the surface of the earth, especially in Texas, it can be quite hot in the summer months and very cold in the winter. While the temperature of the earth changes with the seasons, the temperature of the ground below the surface, does not. Even at just six feet below the surface of the ground, the temperature is about 70 degrees Fahrenheit year round.
What geothermal power does is take advantage of this consistent ground temperature and uses it for a more efficient heat exchange. This heat exchange is accomplished with a series of vertically drilled wells that include special piping filled with water. The water is pumped around the geothermal compressor in the home and out to the wells, which is conduit for the house/ground heat exchange. Simply put, the closer the indoor temperature is to the media of heat exchange, be it ground or air, the better the efficiency.