Imagine being able to harness the energy in the earth to heat and cool your home in an environmentally friendly and cost effective manner. This is what Geothermal systems are designed to do. The earth below a typical residential plot contains a vast reserve of energy that is available to heat and cool the space.
The US Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA) states that “Geothermal systems are the most energy efficient, environmentally clean and cost effective space conditioning systems available today”.
Savings of up to 70% on your heating and cooling costs are possible with the a Geothermal application. When installed in a new residence where the system cost is added to the mortgage, most homeowners will experience an immediate positive cash flow on their investment.
Good for the Environment
Geothermal systems are the most environmentally friendly way to heat and cool your home. No fossil fuels are consumed in the operation of the unit meaning no carbon dioxide or other emissions that could increase greenhouse gasses that contribute to global warming. Our geothermal systems use refrigerant R-410A the industries answer to R-22 helping to preserve the earth’s ozone layer.
Built for the Future
When used in a replacement installation any additional cost over an alternative system is recovered within a few years by the energy saved. We all are impacted in some ways by the effects of global warming so it only makes sense to play your part in helping reduce the causes of this phenomenon.
Geothermal heat pumps cycle less, providing a longer life expectancy of your heating and air conditioning equipment, lasting longer than traditional heating and air conditioning equipment.
How It Works
No matter what climate you live in, the temperature throughout the year varies. For some climates that means blazing summers that cool to frigid winters. What many people don’t realize is that the temperature below ground (regardless of climate or season) stays fairly consistent all year. The ground is able to maintain a higher rate of temperature consistency because it absorbs 47% of the suns energy (heat) as it hits the Earth’s surface. Geothermal systems are able to tap into this free energy with an earth loop. This technology is then used to provide your home or office with central heating and cooling.
During the heating cycle, a geothermal system uses the earth loop to extract heat from the ground. As the system pulls heat from the loop it distributes it through a conventional duct system as warm air. The same heat energy can also be used for a radiant floor system or domestic hot water heating.
In the cooling mode, a geothermal system air conditions your home by reversing the heating process. Instead of extracting heat from the ground, it is extracted from your home and either moved back into the earth loop, or used to preheat the water in your hot water tank. Once the heat is removed from the air, it is distributed through the duct system in your home.