29 Feb '16, 1pm

Is This Ground-Source Heat Pump Plan Workable?

Is This Ground-Source Heat Pump Plan Workable?

Jordan Garrow is getting ready to build a new house in New York State, on the cusp between Climate Zones 5 and 6, and he's planning to heat and cool it with a ground-source heat pump Home heating and cooling system that relies on the mass of the earth as the heat source and heat sink. Temperatures underground are relatively constant. Using a ground-source heat pump, heat from fluid circulated through an underground loop is transferred to and/or from the home through a heat exchanger. The energy performance of ground-source heat pumps is usually better than that of air-source heat pumps; ground-source heat pumps also perform better over a wider range of above-ground temperatures. . His contractor wants to install a horizontal "slinky loop" heat exchanger Device that transfers heat from one material or medium to another. An air-to-air heat exchanger, or heat-recovery ventila...

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