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Geothermal Systems

Greater Nashville’s Best Geothermal Systems Overview by Frick

Any geothermal systems overview wouldn’t be complete without a basic explanation of how these systems work. Essentially, the geothermal heat pump system ties into the earth’s constant temperature. This then provides efficient and economical cooling and heating for homes and businesses.

The Basics

The geothermal system operates by using water based heat pumps, which can be dispersed throughout the home or office. It extracts heat energy from the earth during the winter and brings it into your home. In the warm summer months, the system is reversed. Undesirable heat is removed from your home and added into the earth, which acts as a heat sink. Because the earth at 20 feet below the surface stays the same temperature year round, it can be used as a source to draw heat from in the winter and absorb heat in the summer.

The Essentials of a Geothermal System

  • Geothermal pump system ties the earth into the dwelling’s HVAC system.
  • The need for furnaces, boilers, cooling towers and such is eliminated
  • The earth provides a steady temperature for heating and a heat sink for cooling.
  • Geothermal systems are distributed rather than centrally located.
  • Energy is reused and recovered in homes for both cooling and heating.

The Benefits of Geothermal Systems

  • Inexpensive to operate
  • No outdoor equipment required
  • Consistent electrical demand
  • No in-dwelling combustion
  • Long life expectancy for the equipment
  • Low cost water heating
  • Simple operation
  • Low upkeep
  • No additional heat necessary
  • Very little environmental impact

The fact is that geothermal systems are rapidly gaining popularity around the country. The earth serves very well as a wonderful and inexhaustible source for both heat and cool temperatures.

Call Frick today to discuss an overview of our geothermal systems and what your options might be. Call 615.431.8095 now to find out about the environmentally friendly, money-saving benefits of geothermal systems.

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