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Learn how geoexchange, or ground source heating, collects
heat from the sun stored below ground through buried fluid-filled
pipes and transfers it to an indoor heat pump.
What is Geothermal Drilling?
How Much Does It Cost?
There are many factors that affect the cost of a geothermal heat pump system:
Size of house
Quality of insulation, windows, and air infiltration of house
Location and elevation of house
Size and terrain of building lot
Type of ground beneath house, i.e. rocky, sandy, dry, wet etc.
Type of heat pump equipment specified
Verticle or horizontal loop
According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy a geothermal unit will pay for itself in 7 to 10 years. Subsidies and tax incentives, which vary from state to state, can make the systems even more affordable.
Information About Rising Energy Costs:
For the average homeowner, Questar's natural gas prices increased $217 in one
year. Find out about projected energy increases here. See how mortgage payment
plus utility costs are less on a house with geothermal than on a house with conventional
heating and cooling.
Find out about ground source heat pumps and how one can heat a house with 50° ground
temps. Get answers to your questions like: Can one geothermal system provide
both space heating and cooling for my home?
Advantages for the Home Owner:
Learn about the many advantages to geothermal heating and cooling system, like
geoexchange systems represent a savings to homeowners of around 70% in the heating
mode and up to 50% in the cooling mode compared with conventional systems. Conservative
estimates show that for every unit of energy into a geoexchange system, 3 additional
free units of energy are transferred from the ground – 400% verses a high
efficiency gas furnace at around 90% (US Dept. of Energy).
Some of our Projects:
Check out our work. Find out that with the DX system, excavation requires only
a ten by ten foot space for a standard sized home.
Educational Links about Geothermal Technology:
Learn how geothermal or geoexchange technology is easier on the wallet and the
environment. Check out endorsements from the Dept. of Energy and the Environmental
Protection Agency. Study fact sheets or view videos about geothermal heating
and cooling systems.
Study Cost Comparisons:
See how traditional heating and cooling systems compare to geothermal systems.
See how you'll save money.
Heat Pumps: Find out how geothermal heat pumps work and why
geothermal heat pumps are so efficient.
Care for the Earth:
Find out interesting info like geoexchange qualifies as a renewable energy -
a typical two bedroom house-sized installation is equivalent to taking two cars
off the road or planting one acre of trees. Or, see how we can reduce our dependence
on foreign energy sources because geoexchange systems use far less of our natural
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