What Is The Difference Between An Open Loop And Closed Loop Geothermal System?

When it comes to heating and cooling your home, you have plenty of options. Geothermal energy is one of the most popular, but there are two different systems to choose from – open loop and closed loop Geothermal systems. So what’s the difference between them?

Open Loop Geothermal systems

Open loop Geothermal systems use a direct source of water from an underground aquifer, lake or pond as the heat exchange fluid. This fluid is pumped through pipes that are buried in the ground near your home. The heat of the earth warms the fluid, which then passes through a heat exchanger to warm or cool your home depending on the season. In summer, it will cool your home by transferring energy from inside your house to outside; in winter it will work in reverse to keep your house warm.

Closed Loop Geothermal systems

Closed loop Geothermal systems use a mixture of antifreeze and water that circulates through a series of loops buried in the ground near your home. The loops are filled with this solution which is then pumped through a heat exchanger where it absorbs or releases energy depending on the season – again either cooling or heating your home as necessary.

Benefits Of Installing A Geothermal Heating & Cooling System

Whichever system you opt for, there are plenty of benefits for homeowners who choose geothermal heating and cooling. The most obvious one is lower energy bills – Geothermal systems can save you up to 70% on heating costs compared to traditional systems! What’s more, they are also incredibly efficient – up to 400% more so than traditional systems – meaning you get more bang for your buck when it comes to heating and cooling power.

Geothermal systems also require less maintenance than other types of HVAC (heating ventilation and air conditioning) systems since they don’t have any moving parts that can wear out over time. They also don’t require any fuel like gas or oil so they don’t produce any emissions which makes them much better for the environment too!

The Design & Installation Services Of Euroheat Australia
Euroheat Australia is an experienced team of engineers and installers based in Perth who specialise in designing and constructing hydronic heating and cooling systems with 30 years of experience. They offer design consultation services as well as installation services for both open loop and closed loop Geothermal systems so you can be sure that whatever system you choose will be installed correctly and efficiently. Their team offers excellent customer service too, so you can be sure that if you ever have any questions or queries about your system they will be able to help you out quickly and easily!