Heating Your Home With Your Pond
Do you have a pond on your Washington property? If so, you probably enjoy the natural beauty it adds to your lifestyle. Maybe you appreciate being visited by amphibians and waterfowl. Maybe you even utilize it for swimming or fishing. In addition to these uses, did you know you can transform your pond into a heating and cooling source for your Seattle home? With geothermal heat pumps, you may be able to harvest natural heat from the bottom of your pond and transfer it into your home.
How Do Pond-Source Heat Pumps Work?
If your pond is eligible for use as a heat source, one element it needs is a near-constant temperature at its floor. This is needed because in a geothermal heat pump system, heat is harvested from your pond to your home via a pipe filled with a water and antifreeze solution. The pipe runs from your home to the bottom of your pond, continuously looping. As the liquid inside the pipe circulates, it harvests heat. Reaching your home, the extracted heat provides you and your family with warmth. During hotter months, the system reverses its process, collecting heat from inside your home and redistributing it outside.
How Can I Own a Geothermal Heat Pump?
Before having a geothermal heat pump installed, one of our experienced Ballard Natural Gas Service professionals will inspect your home and pond. During the visit, our team member will determine if your pond can adequately heat your home. If your home and pond meet the necessary requirements and you decide to go forward with the planning, the next step is installation.
Our Ballard Natural Gas Service team of experts will dig an underground trench from your home to your pond, connecting a water-source heat pump to the loop system.
What Are the Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pumps?
These heat pumps have a number of benefits over traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Here are a few:
1. All-in-one, year-round heating and cooling
Even if your pond freezes in winter, the water-source heat pump will continue to transfer heat into your Washington home. Your loop system should give you all the heating and cooling you need, no matter the temperature.
2. Energy savings
Pond-sourcing requires no gas or fuel and use significantly less electricity than almost any other HVAC system. For this reason, most homeowners realize a noticeable decrease in their electric bill after making the switch from another type of heating and cooling unit. In fact, according to the ENERGY STAR® program, geothermal heat pumps are over 45 percent more energy efficient than standard options.
3. Financial incentives
These heat pumps are often eligible for rebates and tax deductions since they are a sustainable product. Talk to one of our professional team members about which financial incentives you might qualify for with your purchase.
4. Eco friendly
Geothermal heat pumps are not just good for your home, they are good for the environment. Water-looping technology is the most sustainable HVAC system on the market since it uses a minimal amount of resources.
Contact Ballard Natural Gas Service for All Your Heat Pump Needs
Want to use your pond to provide you with home comfort? Call Ballard Natural Gas Service at 206-784-8101 or request service online today for more information. We provide a wide spectrum of heating and cooling solutions for Seattle, WA, and surrounding communities.