Learn About Geothermal

How Does Geothermal Work?

Geothermal heat pumps can do all sorts of things; heating and cooling homes as well as dehumidifying to warming swimming pools. Geo systems transfer heat by pumping water through pipes below the Earth's surface at a depth of about 20’, where the temperature is a constant 50 to 55°F.  That water is then warmed from the constant thermal energy of the Earth and then pumped back into the geothermal heat exchange which takes the water’s thermal energy to heat the rest of the house.  During the winter, the water absorbs heat from the Earth, and the pump brings this heat into the house.   In the summer, heat pumps run in reverse and takes the heat from your home and places into earth. 

 

Geothermal systems are not only cost effective, environmentally friendly, but also the systems are quieter and more efficient in distributing heat throughout the whole house. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Benefits of Geothermal 

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Maximum Efficiency 

Geothermal systems are up to 500% efficient.  In fact, the US EPA has recognized geothermal systems as the most energy efficient heating and cooling systems on the market today.  

Equipment Longevity 

You can expect your geothermal system to provide an average of 20-24 years of reliable comfort and savings as compared to a 13-15 year life expectancy of conventional systems.    

Safe & Secure 

With geothermal, fossil fuels are not used to generate heating or cooling.  Because there is no combustion, there is not chance of explosion, hazardous fumes or risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.  According to the CDC thousands die from carbon monoxide poisoning per year. 

Environmental Friendly

Geothermal systems actually have a positive impact on our environment since they burn no fossil fuels and use very little electricity.  This enhances our efforts to control pollution, greenhouse emissions, and other issues that impact our everyday environment.