GEOTHERMAL HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS
How would you like to have extra money left over after paying your electric bill? You can save up to 80% on your utility bills with a Geothermal heating system. Yes, you can! And, you're in luck, because we're your local ClimateMaster dealer who manufactures one of the latest, groundbreaking technologies which uses the earth's natural temperature to heat your home. More efficiency = more money in your pocket.
Summit Heating and Air Conditioning can install and service your Geothermal System. In fact, Summit is a certified Climate Master partner, with credentials: Certification of Climate Master Residential Geothermal Installation & Service Training. Contact us at 302-378-1203, or through our contact form for more information on how we can help you stay warm and save money!
HOW DOES A GEOTHERMAL HVAC SYSTEM WORK?
No matter the climate you live in the temperature beneath the earth's surface is a constant 55-degree Fahrenheit. So, what does that mean to you? Well, it means that providing a Geothermal system and a mixture of water and environmentally friendly anti-freeze you can use, the two together with the earth's natural temperature to heat your home.
The system uses various types of loops, (depending on your property), installed into the ground and the water mixture is then pumped through the loops beneath the earth using the power of the system - it gathers heat and brings it back into your home. Because the temperature is already at 55 degrees, the system uses less energy to warm the air before it's distributed back into your home's air.
4 TYPES OF GEOTHERMAL LOOP SYSTEMS
No need to worry if your yard is too small, not the right shape or configuration. Your geothermal technician will assess your property and recommend the best loop system for your home. There are four types of loops.
A well water loop system with an existing well is the most cost-efficient geothermal heating system option because there is no drilling, trenching or grouting required.
Well Water Loop System
This loop system is known as an "open loop" system. An open loop system or well water system is heat taken from a well and passed through a secondary heat exchanger connecting to the geothermal unit in your home. The release of water into a pond, lake or stream is the next step. A secondary heat exchanger is needed in this type of system to isolate the geothermal unit from the well water.
Pond/Lake Loop System
A coil submerged loop system is the solution in this case. It can provide a good amount of heat and no; the loops will not freeze. If your pond or lake is at least 10 feet deep and you have at least a ½ acre or more of surface area you can use what's called a submerged plate heat exchanger for a faster installation. This plate fits under a dock or beneath the surface of the water.
Horizontal Loop System
The horizontal loops are more shallow and fit into trench-type holes in the ground. They are installed using a backhoe or a horizontal boring mill.
Vertical Loop System
The vertical loops are best for homes with limited space and are installed using a drilling rig and are vertical, so they are planted quite deep below the surface.
WHY TRUST CLIMATEMASTER?
We trust ClimateMaster products and parts because of several reasons. ClimateMaster is the leading manufacturer of Geothermal systems, so they have the knowledge and experience to make a high-quality product - designed for a long service life. A national study of over seventeen thousand consumers revealed that ClimateMaster ranks among the most trusted HVAC brands.
ClimateMaster parts carry a 10-year warranty, and their Geothermal piping carries a 50-year limited warranty. And, to top it all off ClimateMaster products and parts are made right here in the U.S.A.
What the Experts Are Saying About Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) along with the U.S. Department of Energy state that Geothermal systems are the most energy efficient, environmentally clean and cost-effective space conditioning systems available today.
If you're interested in a Geothermal system or would like to chat with one of our friendly technicians - give us a call today at 302-378-1203. We'd be happy to talk with you.
Geothermal hvac compared to traditional heating and cooling systems
Before we compare the systems, let's first understand how the traditional systems function. The standard systems collect air from the outside and use it to heat the air inside your home. Because the air is already cold, your system has to work extra hard to get it warm. If it's icy out - it works even harder making a traditional system less efficient.
A Geothermal system uses the warm air below the earth as its heat source. In winter the surface is warmer than the air temperature. After the system gathers warm air from below the earth's surface, it compresses it and uses it to heat your home.
The significant difference between these two systems is that traditional oil, gas or propane heating elements generate less than 1 unit of heat for every unit of fuel burned. However, on the other hand, the Geothermal system collects heat from the ground (instead of having to make it) because of this the system distributes up to 5 units of heat for every unit of electricity used to power the unit! And, another plus - no fossil fuels are used in the process, so risk liability is limited.
Also, special air filters used in the Geothermal systems deliver better indoor air quality, and there is an optional earth pure electrostatic air cleaner filter that removes:
WHERE TO PLACE YOUR GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM
Geothermal hvac units are suited for various locations throughout the home. Aside from the list below, the unit can also be retrofitted to where an existing outdoor air or heat pump unit once was located.
- Utility closet
For more information on Geothermal systems and how they can help you save money and obtain tax incentives, visit one of the links below.