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source for Geothermal Technology. We Recommend and install the Bosch and WaterFurnace Geothermal brands
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Your own backyard has the potential to be your
source of heating and cooling comfort. Now you can get safe,
reliable, energy efficient heating and cooling from one piece of
equipment. Geothermal energy represents the leading edge of heating
and cooling technology. It moves heat energy to and from the earth
to heat and cool your indoor environment. And compared to ordinary
systems, geothermal technology can save you 30% to 60% on your
monthly energy bills. Geothermal is the safest, cleanest, most
reliable space conditioning system you can buy. Geothermal Air Conditioning
can attain Seer ratings of over 50! Geothermal Air Conditioning and Heating systems use
a loop to facilitate the heat exchange process. The loop runs from your house and
into the ground in your back yard or into a pond if you live on property which has a
pond or lake.
Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) are a type of heating and cooling system that use the natural heat of the Earth to provide comfortable temperatures in buildings. They are a popular choice for both residential and commercial properties because they are energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and have a long lifespan.
GHPs work by using a series of pipes, called a loop system, that are buried underground. The pipes are filled with a fluid, typically water or an antifreeze solution, which absorbs heat from the ground. The fluid is then pumped through the system and into the heat pump, which uses the heat to warm the air inside the building. In the summer, the process is reversed, and the heat pump uses the underground heat to cool the air inside the building.
One of the major benefits of GHPs is their energy efficiency. They can reduce energy consumption by up to 70% compared to traditional heating and cooling systems. This is because they use the natural heat of the Earth, which is a free and renewable energy source, rather than relying on fossil fuels. GHPs also produce very little greenhouse gas emissions, making them an environmentally friendly choice.
GHPs are also known for their long lifespan, with some systems lasting up to 45 years or more. They require minimal maintenance, making them a convenient and cost-effective choice for homeowners.
There are a few different types of GHPs to choose from, including closed-loop systems, open-loop systems, and horizontal systems. Closed-loop systems are the most common and use a series of pipes that are buried underground to transfer heat between the Earth and the heat pump. Open-loop systems use underground water sources, such as wells or ponds, to supply the heat pump with warmth. Horizontal systems are used in areas with limited space and involve burying the pipes in a horizontal orientation, rather than vertically.
GHPs can be installed in a variety of different settings, including homes, schools, offices, and other commercial buildings. They are a great choice for any property that is looking for a more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly heating and cooling solution.
Overall, geothermal heat pumps are a reliable and cost-effective choice for heating and cooling buildings. They are energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and have a long lifespan, making them a popular choice for both residential and commercial properties.
There are four basic types of geothermal loops
These are often considered when adequate land surface is available.
Pipes are placed in trenches that range in length from 100 to 400 feet. Click
on the loop diagram to see it enlarged.
These are the ideal choice when available land surface is limited. Drilling equipment
is used to bore small-diameter holes 250 feet deep. Click on the
loop diagram to see it enlarged.
Pond (Lake) Loops
These are very economical to install when a body of water is available, because
excavation costs are virtually eliminated. Coils of pipe are simply placed
on the bottom of the pond or lake. Click on the loop diagram to see it enlarged.
These use groundwater as a direct energy source. In ideal conditions, an open-loop
application can be the most economical type of geothermal system. Click on
the loop diagram to see it enlarged.
Key Benefits of
a Geothermal Technology
Lower Operating Costs:
Geothermal Air Conditioning and Heating systems operate more efficiently
than ordinary heating and air conditioning systems-30% to 60% more efficient in
Because the unit uses the relatively stable
temperature of the earth as an energy source, you are assured of
constant, even winter heating and better humidity control in summer.
Safe and Clean:
No flame, no flue, no odors, just safe reliable operation year after
The unit provides heating, central air
conditioning and supplements your hot water all from the same compact unit.
Economical Savings On
Water Heating: Water heating can be a significant
energy expense. Geothermal Air Conditioning systems can reduce the high cost of water
heating by as much as 66%. With the hot water recovery option you can put free hot water into your
hot water heater when you run the A/C.
Geothermal Air Conditioning and Heating systems are a completely self contained indoor unit so
there is no noisy, unsightly outside condensing unit.
Geothermal Air Conditioning and Heating systems emit no carbon dioxide, which is
considered a major contributor to environmental air pollution.
In the unlikely event of a service problem,
these Geothermal Air Conditioning and Heating systems are covered by a 10 year parts and labor warranty.
Geothermal Systems have a life expectancy of over 30 Years.
Energy Star Compliant
Geothermal Systems are Energy Star Compliant.
30% Tax Credit for total installed cost no cap
Use IRS Form 5695 the Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit. For property placed in service after
the start of 2009, there's no limit on the credit amount. The tax credit can be used to offset both regular
income taxes and alternative minimum taxes (AMT). If the federal tax credit exceeds tax liability, the excess
amount may be carried forward into the future years. Spending on geothermal heat pump property adds to your
home's cost basis, but also must be reduced by the amount of the tax credit received.