How Geothermal Works
Geothermal energy has been used to heat & cool buildings for many decades. During that time, these geothermal systems have been called many things. (geoexchange, geothermal, ground-water, ground-water-source, water-to-water, and even water furnace heating and cooling)
All of these terms, convey the same thought: use of geothermal heat pump technology to tap the energy in the earth’s surface and drive a heating and air conditioning system for both residential and commercial uses. The result is a green or natural heat pump that saves energy and benefits the environment.
Our geothermal systems provide precise distribution of comfortable air all year long, eliminating hot spots and cold spots. During heating, you’ll receive warm air without the hot blasts associated with ordinary gas furnaces, or the cool air of an air source heat pump. Also, when cooling, our geothermal systems deliver cool, comfortable air.
Lower Operating Cost
Ageothermal heat pump system operates more efficiently than ordinary heating and air conditioning systems because it can deliver an astounding five units of energy for every one unit of electricity used. By combining stored earth energy with safe electric power, many realize savings up to 70% for heating, cooling, and hot water.
Unlike ordinary air conditioners or heat pumps, there is no noisy outdoor unit to disturb your outdoor environment or your neighbors. The geothermal systems we install are designed and constructed for “whisper quiet” operation, similar to newer refrigerators.
Unlike air conditioners and heat pumps, geothermal units are installed indoors (just like your refrigerator), so they are not subject to wear and tear caused by rain, snow, debris, extreme temperatures or vandalism. Quality geothermal units last twice as long as other central air systems, while at the same time requiring much less maintenance.
According to the Department of Energy and the EPA, geothermal systems are the most environmentally friendly way to heat and cool your home. Our systems emit no carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide or other greenhouse gasses, which are considered the major contributors to environmental air pollution. They are truly a natural, green heat pump.