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Blog Title: What is a geothermal condenser?

Main Que: What is a geothermal condenser?

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  • Query By: Query Joe Williams (Houston, TX)
  • Date: 11/01/2016

Answer: The components of geothermal condenser are same as air cooled condenser. The only diffidence lies in the fact that the heat exchanger in conventional condenser is substituted by geothermal loop. Geothermal heat pumps do not have any outdoor unit. The job of an outdoor unit is done by the earth in this case. The outdoor heat exchanger becomes a water cooled coil. This implies that the water in the geothermal loop flows to the condenser to exchange heat with it. To boost this process a small water pump is installed. Its role is very similar to that of a traditional condenser fan. To make geothermal heat pump work, the internal unit has an important role to play. The refrigeration piping, circuiting, and equipment are present in the internal cabinet.

  • Replied By: Mel Flower (Charlotte, NC)
  • Replied Date: 11/04/2016