How Geothermal Systems Work

HomeBlogHow Geothermal Systems Work

As our company name suggests, we at Yadkin Well Company specialize in drilling, maintaining, and otherwise servicing wells. However, our experience also extends to other projects, including the installation of geothermal heating and cooling systems for your building.

How Geothermal Systems Work

Geothermal systems are a great way to conserve energy and limit your reliance on fossil fuels, and if you are interested in taking advantage of these benefits, simply call our team to find out how to get started. In this article, we will provide an overview of how these systems work to give you a better idea of what to expect.

  • Geothermal Energy – The term geothermal refers to the heat energy in the ground. Regardless of the temperature of the air above, the soil below maintains a steady temperature of about 55 F year-round. Geothermal systems take advantage of this constant temperature to heat and cool the interior of your building.
  • Heat Exchange – Geothermal systems consist of a circuit of underground pipes filled with a mixture of water and an environmentally friendly antifreeze. This circuit of pipes acts as a heat exchanger—in the summer, the system pulls heat from the air inside your building and transfers it underground, and in the winter, the system takes heat from the ground and moves it into the air.
  • Efficiency – Because geothermal heating and cooling systems take advantage of the heat energy stored in the ground, rather than using fossil fuels, they are more efficient than traditional AC or heating systems.

If you are looking for ways to minimize your long-term energy costs, we encourage you to give us a call to learn more about our geothermal systems.