The Wonders Of Geothermal Heating: Northbrook Heat Pumps

May 30, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Category: Heat Pumps

 Northbrook Heat Pumps          Heating is one of the necessities in homes that are suspect to really cold weather. However, if there is one downside to heating, it is that they can be the primary cause of the escalation of your electrical bills. This especially holds true during winter, when the heater is working extra-hard. However, there is a solution for this, and this solution has existed ever since the world began. This is geothermal heating. In fact, this form of heating has been used by a lot of countries worldwide.


Geothermal heating, as the name suggests, utilizes the power of geothermal energy to provide heat. This form of energy has a lot of advantages. Geothermal heat, which is formed on the inside of the earth, is such a powerful force. To get an idea of how powerful that is, check out a volcanic eruption. People have been creative enough to utilize geothermal energy for various applications. One of the most classic of these applications is at spas and hot springs, where the bathing water needs to be heated. Of course, not all places in the world are made equal, and countries that are considered to be geothermal hot spots (examples are Iceland, Japan, and Western USA) possess more shallow geothermal resources. Still, heat pumps can be used in non-hot spot countries, as the heat developed underground in these places is still sufficient for heating purposes.


To understand geothermal heating more, we are going to discuss about the geothermal heat pump, arguably the most popular form of Northbrook air conditioning and heating systems that utilizes geothermal power. There are 2 types of Northbrook heat pumps. A ground source heat pump utilizes ground water or shallow ground to generate heat, while an air source heat pump utilizes heat from the outside air. Theoretically, heat can be extracted on any type of ground, but a warmer source equates to more efficient functioning.


Northbrook heat pumps can go into 2 directions, meaning they can be used either to heat the facility during cold weather or cool down the facility during warm weather. During cold weather, heat is generated into the home by pumping air or fluid into the pipe, facilitating heat transfer. As the ground is warmer than the ambient temperature, the heat from the ground is extracted and is used to heat the home. During warm weather, the complete opposite happens. Heat is extracted into the cooler ground, with the end result extraction of cooler air. This dual function makes it a popular climate control choice for households. This popularity is reflected by the number of heat pumps worldwide, which currently stands at more than a million, with a total capacity of 15 gigawatts.


Are you looking for a climate control system that will warm you up during cold weather and cool you down during hot weather? Then you can’t go wrong with a Northbrook heat pump. More powerful, more energy efficient, and needing less maintenance than a heater or an air conditioner, this would be everything your household would ever need. Let us help you equip your home with this awesome device.