THERE'S A TREASURE IN YOUR BACKYARD

DIG INTO IT WITH GEOTHERMAL

GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM

WHAT IS IT?
A geothermal system can help reduce your energy usage, save you money on bills, and provide a more even, consistent comfort in your home. Using the earth’s free, renewable energy in your own backyard, a geothermal system can save you up to 70% on heating, cooling, and hot water costs.
HOW IT WORKS
  • Meet with a contractor to install a network of underground pipes in your yard
  • These pipes exchange heat with the earth instead of outdoor air
  • Air temperatures vary greatly, but the temperature underground is an average 55°–70°F year-round

USE THE EARTH TO HEAT AND COOL

SUMMER COOLING


As outdoor temperatures rise, a geothermal heat pump collects heat in your home and moves it to the cooler earth. Ordinary heat pumps and air conditioners dump the heat outside in the already stifled summer air. That makes cooling systems least efficient when you need them to be the most efficient.

WINTER HEATING


As outdoor temperatures fall, a geothermal heat pump draws from an underground reservoir of heat and moves it to your home. An ordinary heat pump collects heat from frigid winter air, making it very inefficient. Unlike a furnace, geothermal doesn’t create heat through combustion. It simply moves it.

“Geothermal Systems are the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective space conditioning systems available.”
source / U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

TYPES OF ENERGY SOURCES

Horizontal Loop

HORIZONTAL LOOP

Depending on geothermal system needs and space available, pipes are placed in trenches that range in length from 100 to 400 feet.

Horizontal Loop

VERTICAL LOOP

The ideal choice when land surface is limited. Well drilling equipment is used to bore small-diameter holes from 100 to 400 feet deep.

Horizontal Loop

POND LOOP

Very economical when a large body of water is available. Coils of pipe are placed on the bottom of the pond or lake to capture geothermal energy.

Horizontal Loop

OPEN LOOP

An open loop is used where there is an abundant supply of quality well water. These use groundwater from a well as a direct energy source.

HOW DOES GEOTHERMAL HEATING & COOLING WORK?

Receive a 30% tax credit

From now until December 31, 2016, the federal government is offering a 30% tax credit on the total cost of your geothermal installation.

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