What is a Geothermal System?
A geothermal system utilizes a system of pipe buried underground to transfer the heat from the ground. This is by far more efficient than using fan combination and condenser coil to transfer heat into a surrounding area. In large part due to the fact that as the outside air temperature goes up, the efficiency and capacity of an air-cooled air conditioner goes down. The same concept applies to air cooled heat pumps. As the temperature outside falls, the efficiency of the unit does also. Why choose a Geothermal system? Instead of utilizing a condenser coil and fan combination of a typical unit to transfer heat into the surrounding air, a geothermal system utilizes a system of pipe buried underground on your property to transfer heat from the ground, hence the term geothermal. The benefit is simple the Earth’s temperature remains in a range between 50°F to 70°F year round, this is the perfect temperature to operate a home comfort system. It is not affected by the outside air temperature leading to a more cost efficient heating system.
Does Carrier offer this?
Yes, Carrier the brand many Americans trust do also offer Geothermal systems. It is no surprise Carrier is the brand of choice when it comes to Geothermal systems. Not only do they offer systems starting at 20 SEER, but they have units that achieve 27-31 SEER rating. You may be asking yourself how can Carrier's Geothermal units even achieve 31 SEER? The answer is simply in the design.