Why Go Geothermal?
Geothermal heat pump systems are among the most energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly heating, cooling, and water heating systems available delivering comfort, reliability and savings to homeowners. Geothermal heat pumps are a great supplement to hot water heaters.
Here are just a few of the many benefits that geothermal systems provide:
- Lower heating and cooling costs – A geothermal system can cut utility bills by –30% to -60% compared to conventional heating and cooling systems. You may also qualify for Geothermal Tax Credits.
- Low maintenance – All equipment is protected indoors or underground. A geothermal system can have a life expectancy of up to 30 years; ground loops are often warranted for up to 50 years.
- Safe and natural – Ground-source heat is naturally renewable and non-polluting. Geothermal energy is completely safe and natural.
- No chimney or flue, no combustion – With geothermal energy, no chimney or flue is needed. Because there are no combustibles, there is no danger of gas leaks or carbon monoxide poisoning. Since there is no combustion, your home retains its normal humidity and the air does not become dry in the Winter.
- Recoup your investment in as few as five years – The higher the price for oil, gas and electricity, the sooner you recoup your investment in a geothermal system.
- Equipment is Energy Star rated – Our geothermal system equipment meets the strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and the DOE. This program helps us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
- Residential systems qualify for a 30% renewable energy tax credit with no cap
Geothermal Heat Pumps
The geothermal process is based on a simple premise: Below the frost line – usually about 6 ft. deep—the earth is a constant temperature of 50 to 55 degrees all year long. During the winter, the heat pump absorbs heat from the ground and uses it to warm the air in your home. In the warmer summer months, the process is reversed, taking heat from your home and transferring it back into the ground. An optional hot water generator can create virtually free hot water in the summer and deliver substantial hot water savings in the winter.
The basic elements of a geothermal system include:
- Underground loops of piping
- A liquid antifreeze solution
- A heat pump
- An air distribution system
Environmentally Friendly Cost Savings
A new geothermal system can provide your family the perfect indoor environment, while protecting our natural environment. And, a new Geothermal comfort system can help reduce your family’s monthly heating and cooling costs by as much as -60%.