Many people don’t realize is that the temperature below ground (regardless of climate or season) stays fairly consistent all year. The ground is able to maintain a higher rate of constant temperature because it absorbs 47% of the sun’s energy as it hits the Earth’s surface. Geothermal systems tap into this free energy with an earth loop. This technology is then used to provide your home or office with central heating and cooling.
During the heating cycle, a geothermal heat pump uses the earth loop to extract heat from the ground. As the system pulls heat from the loop it distributes it through a conventional duct system as warm air. The same heat energy can also be used for a radiant floor system or domestic hot water heating.
In the cooling mode, the heating process is reversed – creating cool, conditioned air throughout the home. Instead of extracting heat from the ground, heat is extracted from the air in your home and either moved back into the earth loop, or used to preheat the water in your hot water tank.
A geothermal system can distribute an astounding five units of energy for every one unit of electrical energy used. What does that mean for you? It means you can condition your home for much less than your neighbors and friends. homeowners can realize savings up to 70% for heating, cooling, and hot water!
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the DOE (Department of Energy) ascertained that geothermal heat pumps are the most environmentally friendly and cost-efficient way to heat and cool your home. Geothermal systems extrude no carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, or other greenhouse gasses that can be harmful to the environment and your family. We know your highest priority is to keep your home and family safe and comfortable; now you can do that while helping the environment.
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