Geothermal heating and cooling draws from a renewable energy source readily available in your own backyard. The earth absorbs nearly half of all solar energy and holds constant at temperatures between fifty and seventy degrees Fahrenheit. Geothermal heating and cooling utilizes this constant temperature to exchange energy between your home and the earth through an underground loop system, therefore not subject to the extreme weather conditions experienced above ground. For every unit of energy utilized in operation of the system, three to four units of energy are generated. More importantly, through 2016, the Residential Renewable Energy tax credit, offered by our federal government, allows homeowners to a tax credit of 30% of the cost to install this system as an incentive to be more ‘green’.
SAFE, RELIANT GEOTHERMAL HEATING & COOLING
Designed to stringent ACCA standards, geothermal heating and cooling is CO2 free. Because it is flame-less, geothermal produces none of the health and safety concerns associated with fossil fuels. The installation of a single geothermal system is the equivalent of planting one acre of trees or pulling ten cars off the road, and every room in your house will remain at a constant, ideal temperature year round. During winter months, water flowing inside the sealed loop system absorbs heat from the earth and delivers it to the geothermal unit, where it is compressed to a higher temperature and sent to your indoor system for circulation. During summer, heat is removed from your home into the cooler earth through the loop system. Should you wish to tie in your home’s domestic hot water to your geothermal system, you would have virtually free hot water.