Major economic benefit:
- Free energy, forever (you do not pay for the energy source; the only operational expense is the extraction of geothermal heat from the ground, a fraction of the cost of heating and cooling via traditional sources of energy)
Lower operational costs:
- A geothermal system can cut utility bills by up to 70% compared to conventional systems
Lower maintenance cost:
- Up to 60% lower maintenance cost vs conventional systems
Long life span:
- Equipment’s life expectancy is 25 years+, underground loops – up to 200 years with 55-year warranty from manufacturer on material
Lower energy consumption:
- 1kw of consumed electricity delivers up to 5kw of thermal energy
- No gas consumption
The heart of a geothermal system:
- Horizontal Loop – Used where adequate land is available, horizontal loops involve one or more trenches that are dug using a backhoe or chain trencher.
High densitypolyethylene pipes are inserted, and the trenches are backfilled. A typical home requires 1/4 to 3/4 of an acre for the trenches
- Vertical Loop – Vertical loops are used when space is limited. Holes are bored using a drilling rig, and a pair or pipes with special u-bend fittings is inserted into the holes. A typical home requires three to five bores with about a 15-foot separation between the holes
- Pond Loop – If an adequately sized body of water is close to your home, a pond loop can be installed. A series of coiled, closed loops are sunk to the bottom of the body of water. A 1/2 acre, 8-foot-deep pond is usually sufficient for the average home
- Open Loop – An open loop is used where there is an abundant supply of quality well water. The well must have enough capacity to provide adequate flow for both domestic use and the WaterFurnace unit
No need for fossil fuels:
- System utilizes underground renewable resources for heating and cooling needs
- No fuel piping or associated controls
- No exposure to gas line ruptures, gas leaks, no carbon oxide discharge
- Non-polluting, renewable, reliable energy, in unlimited quantities.
- Geothermal systems emit no harmful pollutants, indoors or outdoors. That means no carbon dioxide emissions, which are associated with the greenhouse effect and global warming.
- Significantly less maintenance required than comparable conventional system equipment.
- Geothermal Energy Solutions has years of experience providing maintenance of geothermal equipment.
EPA and Department of Energy, consumer and industry groups, and geothermal system owners all agree: Geothermal Heating and Cooling is considered one of the world’s greenest and most energy-efficient options for heating and air-conditioning.
EPA found that geothermal heating and cooling systems can reduce energy consumption — and corresponding emissions—by more than 40% compared to air source heat pumps and by over 70% compared to electric resistance heating with standard air-conditioning equipment.
Geothermal systems use the Earth’s energy storage capability to heat and cool buildings, and to provide hot water. The Earth is a huge energy storage device that absorbs 47% of the Sun’s energy – more than 500 times more energy than mankind needs every year – in the form of clean, renewable energy. Geothermal systems take this heat during the heating season at an efficiency approaching or exceeding 400%, and return it during the cooling season.