Spoiler: You're going to kick yourself for not doing it sooner.
WHAT IS A GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMP
Geothermal Heat Pumps use the solar energy stored underground to provide heating, cooling, and hot water for homes and buildings.
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1] GROUND LOOP
The earth absorbs and stores almost 50% of the sun’s solar energy. Because of this, the temperature four to six feet below ground is moderate and stable staying between 45°F - 70°F. The geothermal system uses this to transfer heat from one place to another using a ground loop field buried in the yard. The loop field circulates a water-based solution through a series of pipes.
2] FLOW CENTER
The flow center resides on your unit or on a wall nearby the geothermal system. It is the tool used to pump the water-based solution in the ground loop to the unit in the house or building so heating or cooling can be dispersed throughout.
3] INDOOR HEAT PUMP
The loop field transfers heat to the home through a geothermal heat pump kept indoors. The heat pump provides heating and cooling throughout the home primarily through two methods: forced air and radiant.
TWO WAYS TO HEAT OR COOL
4] FORCED AIR HEATING & COOLING
In a forced-air system, an air-handler is used to disperse the heat from the ground to the air in a home or building through ductwork and vents. In the cooling mode, the process is simply reversed, and heat is removed so cold air circulates throughout the home or building.
5] RADIANT HEATING
Known as the most comfortable type of heating, radiant heating uses a series of pipes under a home or building's floor to circulate warm water, which heats the entire space evenly. This method can also be used for outdoor patio heat and pool heat.
6] HOT WATER
Most Geothermal Systems come standard with a hot water assist, known as a desuperheater. This allows for the system to capture excess heat to assist a hot water heater. This cuts hot water costs 25% - 40%. Geothermal systems can also provide 100% of the hot water needed for a home.
WHY GO GEOTHERMAL
There are countless reasons geothermal should replace traditional furnaces and air conditioners. But here's our top four:
Geothermal installations cost more than traditional HVAC systems, which means more money in your wallet upfront.
You'll set your business apart. You want to offer your customers products that offers them more and saves them money. Many products do one or the other, but Geothermal products are rare and can do both.
It sells itself. Homeowners will have 10+ new benefits with a new geothermal system, including up to 70% reduced monthly heating and cooling bills.
Getting your first system up and running is easy with Energy Dynamics Free First-System Assistance.
Energy Dynamics holds the largest geothermal inventory in the region.