Air Source and Geothermal Heat Pump: Key Differences

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air source heat pump1 300x296 Air Source and Geothermal Heat Pump: Key Differences Heat pumps serve as a cost effective as well as efficient source for heating and cooling your home. Among the major technologies utilized for the functioning of heat pumps are air source and geothermal heating systems. Even though the main function of these heat pumps is to provide year-round comfort to your home, there are certain key differences between them.

The air source heat pumps utilize a refrigeration system to transfer air from the outdoors for heating or cooling purpose. On the other hand, a geothermal heat pump, alternatively known as ground source heat pump, uses a ground heat exchanger system to transfer heat from beneath the ground. In other words, a geothermal heat pump utilizes the earth’s constant temperature to heat or cool your building. Both of these heat pumps are efficient. But, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, the installation of an air source heat pump will not be economic in areas with sub-freezing temperatures.

As they do not depend on external temperature, geothermal heat pumps are 40 times more efficient than air source heat pumps and hence its installation is highly effective in regions where temperature drops below freezing. Further, geothermal heat pumps are highly environmental friendly when compared to a conventional heating system. When it comes to its installation and operation charges, an air source heat pump’s installation is relatively cheap however its operation charges are higher. In the case of geothermal heat pumps, its installation charges are higher, but its operation charges are low.



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