Ground Source Heat Pumps are the energy of the future. Efficient and eco-friendly, this method of heating and cooling delivers reliable energy year-round, regardless of outside temperature. It can not only heat and cool different parts of your home or commercial facility based on the desired comfort level, it also saves you more in the long run!
Being a totally electric system, Geothermal Energy eliminates the need for multiple utilities. Numbers from US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show that homeowners save 30-70% on heating and 20-50% on cooling costs by using geothermal heat pumps compared to other conventional systems. This translates to roughly $400 to $1,500 annual savings.
Vertical Systems utilize the natural thermal properties of the Earth. The loops system circulates a water or antifreeze solution through a closed loop network of plastic pipes that are inserted into vertical bore holes. During the winter the solution absorbs the heat of the earth and carries it to the equipment in the building. In the summer it works in reverse. It takes the heat of your home and distributes the heat back to the earth.
Horizontal Systems also utilize the Earth's plentiful and renewable thermal characteristics. Like the Vertical Systems, the horizontal Systems circulate water on antifreeze solution through a closed loop network of sealed pressurized plastic pipes that are buried in the ground. However, instead of inserting the plastic pipes into vertical wells, the pipes are bored in horizontally at a depth of 5 or more feet.