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What’s different about geothermal heat pumps, and how can they be used at home?

Geothermal heat pumps make use of the earth’s subsurface to heat the home. To be more exact, they exchange heat to and from the ground through closed-loop pipes, depending on the temperature you’d like your home to be. When you’d like it a little cooler, heat is released into the ground, but when the weather is chilly, heat can be drawn from the ground to keep your Auckland property nice and toasty!

Because of this, geothermal heat pumps differ quite considerably from a traditional air source heat pump; for one, they’re more efficient and environmentally friendly! You can expect lower greenhouse gas emissions, and a nicer energy bill at the end of the month.

Plus, geothermal heat pumps tend to require excavation as part of their heat pump installation in Auckland, depending on the geology surrounding your home. Whilst this can be disruptive and somewhat expensive, the long-term cost savings you’ll experience recoup the investment.

For all of their differences, geothermal heat pumps can be used at home in the same way other Auckland ventilation systems can be, like a ducted heat pump system! For example, use your geothermal heat pump to:

  1. Heat Your Home – Geothermal heat pumps can be used to provide radiant floor heating, warming your property from the ground up. Whatever way they’re used to heat your home, they’re effective.
  2. Cool Things Down – In the same way geothermal heat pumps can heat, they’re also professional coolers. Heat is simply returned to the ground, rather than taken from it.
  3. Provide Hot Water – If you love a warm shower or hot water to wash your dishes with, a geothermal heat pump has it covered!
  4. Heat Your Pool – You can even heat an outdoor pool with a geothermal heat pump, greatly reducing your energy bill.

It is important to remember that geothermal heat pumps rely on a stable underground temperature to keep your home so well-ventilated. For this reason, moderate climates like the kind found in New Zealand are the best candidates for the wide use of geothermal heat pumps.

For Auckland-based ventilation services that you can rely on, look no further than Comfort Solutions. From heat pump installation in Auckland to the expert supply and installation of air conditioning units, we can do it all for you – reach out to us for more information, today.


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