Geothermal heat pumps are the most efficient way to heat and cool your home. By utilizing an underground aquifer or piping buried under the earth, heat pumps have an infinite source of energy. This energy is pumped into your home in the heating season, and pumped back into the earth in the cooling season where it is stored. The earth has a near constant temperature, so unlike air source heat pumps, the system will have consistent temperatures and capacities.
Case studies have shown incredible savings versus even the highest efficiency furnaces and air conditioning systems. The reason? Fluctuating fuel costs . . . With the cost of fuels spiraling out of control, geothermal heat pumps look better and better each day. They allow greater savings and comfort in all applications.
Try to imagine having one unit that heats and cools your home, and heats your domestic water while saving you 50-70% on your utility bill. These units have fewer moving parts than your standard gas or oil fired furnace. Also, these units DO NOT burn any gas and DO NOT produce any emissions which means
NO risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Geothermal Heat Pumps have been used in other states for over 30 years and is a proven technology. These units are very quiet and provide superior heating and cooling comfort. Even if you already own a good furnace and don’t want to replace it, we can install a split system on your existing furnace which would provide you with all of the benefits of this cost saving technology without having to redo your entire system. If you’re planning on building a new home or commercial building, you NEED to look into a Geothermal Heat pump. The amount of money a typical 2,000 square foot home would save over a 30 year mortgage with a GEO verses Propane is between $30,000.00 and $50,000.00 depending on the cost of fuel!
Horizontal Loop – these loops are common for applications where substantial land is available. Pipes are buried at 5′ – 7′ depths in trenches ranging from 100′ to 300′ in length. Typically one pipe or circuit is used for every ton of equipment. Sometimes the circuits are placed side by side, and other times they are spread apart by as much as 10′. The trenches are covered with the soil that was removed during digging, and will settle around the ground loop. These systems are typically a more economical type of ground loop, as the equipment required is common and readily available.
Vertical Loop – these loops are common for applications where land is limited. Pipes are buried in drilled holes, with hole depths ranging from 150′ to over 400′. Typically one pipe or circuit is used for every ton of equipment. These systems require a minimum of 15′ spacing between boreholes, and 20′ is recommended. The holes are sometimes filled with a special grout to ensure pollutants do not enter the hole (and water table) and to ensure that there is good contact between the pipe and the earth. These systems are typically more efficient (approx 10%) than horizontal loops due to the more constant temperature of the earth at greater depths.
Lake or Pond Loop – These loops can be very efficiant and can be less expensive than any other closed loop. The requirements for the pond or lake is that it must have a minimum depth of 8′ and typically must be 1.5 times the size of the home. The pond must freeze over and should be within a reasonable distance from the house. The fluid that we use to circulate through the loop is 100% environmentally friendly.
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