Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Energy

 

Geothermal Systems & Loops 

Geothermal systems have been used for many years to heat and cool homes and buildings. They are the most cost effective, energy efficient, and renewable alternative for heating and cooling. If you are heating with oil, propane or electric heat your saving and return on investment will be substantial!

Today, we are able to improve efficiency even more as a result of new technology. New advances in the industry also allow Geothermal to be more versatile and can be designed to fit in any space, with multiple configuration options.

Some of those configurations include:

  • Vertical loops for smaller residential and commercial land areas
  • Horizontal loops for residential and larger areas
  • Well and Pond applications when available

There are many benefits of moving to geothermal, here are just a few:

  • Cut energy costs by 75%
  • Access the energy that is already stored on your property
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Become less reliant on oil, propane and electricity
  • Become less affected by rising utility prices
  • Domestic Hot Water Heating
  • In-Floor Heating
  • No outdoor equipment
  • Low maintenance
  • Long life 

How does a Geothermal System work?

The Ground

A geothermal system uses the energy of the sun, stored in the earth, to keep you in comfort all year round. Even in the winter, when a blanket of snow covers the ground, the earth's temperature remains approximately 10°C (50°F) at only six feet below the surface. This means that you have a steady supply of heat to keep you in comfort, even in the depths of the coldest winter.

The Pipes

A series of pipes buried in the ground. An ethanol solution is circulated through the pipes to make them highly efficient conductors of heat. In the winter, the ethanol in the pipes absorbs the heat from the ground and, now warmed up, the fluid is pumped back through the geothermal unit in the house. In the summer, the heat transfer process takes place in reverse. The fluid in the pipes leaves the house in a warm state, but after circulating underground, is cooled as the pipes exchange heat with the cooler earth.

The Geothermal Unit

The underground loops connect to the main geothermal unit installed in your house, and is connected to your home's forced air (or water radiator) system. Compatible with your home's distribution system.

Forced Air

As our top performer, the Climatemaster Tranquility 27™ forced-air heat pump delivers the highest efficiency ratings in the industry. Self regulating two stage technology allows the Tranquility 27™ to operate at the most efficient speed for all weather conditions. Equipped with an electronic variable speed fan motor (ICM2), the Tranquility 27™ controls system air flow to assure high operating efficiency and superior dehumidification.

Water to Water

The Tranquility THW™ water-to-water R410A high temperature heat pump provides high temperature output (140°F), internal controls, and factory-installed options. The Tranquility THW™ includes a special high temperature scroll compressor coupled with heat exchangers designed specifically for water heating, which results in unmatched efficiencies and performance.

Water-to-water-in-floor

Designed for use in heating or cooling applications requiring high efficiency performance, the Tranquility TMW is the perfect selection. Commonly used residential applications that require energy efficient water to water heat transfer, the Genesis GSW can be used to pre-heat or cool make-up air or can be installed as a stand-alone boiler / chiller in most hydronic heating applications such as radiant floors and fan coil heating / cooling.

The Distribution System

Heating In Winter

After the pipes have done the heat transfer, and the geothermal unit has done its work maximizing the heat value of the circulated fluid, the heat is then drawn off the heat exchanger in the unit and circulated throughout the house using the existing distribution system.

Cooling In Summer

In the summer, the process is reversed. The hot air in the house is essentially absorbed by the geothermal unit which now circulates much cooler pipe fluid. The heat is transferred first to the pipes then to the ground outside before returning, cooled, to the house.

Distribution

The geothermal unit is connected to the home's existing heating/cooling distribution system, whether it's gravity or forced air, water-based (typically with radiators) or water-to-water in-floor radiant.

Low Maintenance

Cleaning the electrostatic filter once a month is all that's needed to keep the system in good running order.

Quiet Operation

Pumps quietly circulate fluid through the heat exchanger. No combustion or forced-flame noise is heard. An outdoor air conditioning unit, often noisy, is not required.

Comfort

Geothermal systems eliminate indoor temperature swings and humidity changes that often occur with traditional systems. In addition, the occasional odour caused by combustion of fossil fuel will also be eliminated.

Long System Life

Geothermal units have a life expectancy of at least 20 years.

The Environment

Geothermal systems use a renewable resource, the earth, which is efficient and non-polluting. Replacing a fossil fuel system with geothermal immediately cuts your household energy emissions by 50%, the equivalent of taking four cars off the road. Federal and provincial governments recognize the important role that geothermal plays in reducing home energy use, and have created rebate programs to facilitate installation.

 
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WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING!

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