Geothermal: Residential

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  • Residential Geothermal heating and cooling systems tap into huge deposits of energy right in your own back yard.
  • The earth absorbs 47% of the suns rays in the form of thermal energy, more than 500 times what we can use.
  • During the heating season, residential geothermal systems have the ability to remove this energy from the earth at an efficiency around 400%
  • Geothermal heating is considered a renewable energy because it returns heat to the ground during the cooling season, renewing the earth for another cycle.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling provides year-round comfort to your home that is second to none. And it generates zero on-site emissions in the process, as well as the lowest overall emissions among traditional heating and cooling systems.

Ground source heating and cooling is a high-comfort, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly technology that takes advantage of the Earth’s capacity to store energy in the form of heat. Geothermal heat pump systems use no fuel, but rather move heat from the earth into a building, or from a building back into the earth. We call this GeoExchange!  A small amount of electricity is used to operate the pumps, fans, controls, and small refrigerator-like compressor, which along with the heat exchangers are the major components of the ground source heat pump.

The geothermal heat pump accomplishes its heating and cooling tasks by obtaining heat through a connection to the earth known as an earth loop or ground loop. The ground loop consists of a piping system circulating a water/antifreeze mixture from the earth to the geothermal heat pump and back. Because of the compressor in the heat pump the ground temperature need not be especially warm and these ground loop systems will perform efficiently virtually everywhere in the U.S.

Since only a very small amount of electricity is consumed by a geothermal heating and cooling system to move the heat from the earth to the building (or vice-versa) and no fuel is burned, it is possible to calculate a “pay out period” for the purchase of the GeoExchangeSMsystem. Gas, propane, oil and electric heating and cooling systems can never pay out because there is a constant and significant fuel cost.