What is geothermal energy and how does geothermal heating work?

What is geothermal energy and how does geothermal heating work?

Below a depth of approximately 10 – 15 feet (3 – 5 meters), the ground has a consistent temperature of 46 °F to 54 °F (8 °C to 12 °C). geoKOAX makes use of this renewable geothermal heat by means of a closed vertical geothermal pipe system made from high density polyethylene (HDPE) in the ground. Heat exchange fluid circulates within the geoKOAX heat exchanger, absorbs geothermal heat and transfers this to the heat pump. The heat pump utilizes the heat from the fluid, by means of the vapour compression cycle, to generate hot water, as well as heat or cool the building’s conditioned space.

 

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