I proved my point. No aquifer is required for a geothermal system to function just fine!! Proven by millions of installations worldwide!!
You railed at Old Raider, claiming the only way to dissipate the heat was to reach water, as in an aquifer.
You were wrong, as usual.
To redeem yourself, you need to apologize to both Raider and myself.
I'm waiting, oh ignorant one!!
""3. How is heat transferred between the earth and the home or building?
The earth has the ability to absorb and store heat energy. To use that stored energy, heat is extracted from the earth through a liquid medium (groundwater or an anti-freeze solution) and is pumped to the heat pump or heat exchanger. There, the heat is used to heat the air. In summer, the process is reversed and indoor heat is extracted from indoors and transferred to the earth through the liquid.
4. Does it do both heating and cooling?
One of the things that makes a heat pump so versatile is its ability to be a heating and cooling system in one. You can change from one mode to another with a simple flick of a switch on your indoor thermostat. In the cooling mode, a geothermal heat pump takes heat from indoors and transfers it to the cooler earth through either groundwater or an underground loop system.
5. Do I need separate ground loops for heating and cooling?
No. The same loop works for both. All that happens when changing from heating to cooling, or vice versa, is that the flow of heat is reversed.""
Proving, once again, that your lies concerning being a geologist are just that, LIES.
Thanks for playing!!
Start talking, dufus. I do recall you being ignorant of the existence of geothermal cooling, and you seem to think thermodynamics works like Obamanomics - heat just magically goes into another dimension.