What is Geothermal?

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The source of energy for Geothermal Heat Pump Systems is as old as the earth itself. This energy is not originally generated from any earthly source but from the sun. This thermal energy is stored just below the earth's surface and is estimated to exceed all other energy sources combined by more than two thousand times (2,000 x).

By tapping into the relatively constant temperature of the earth below the frost line, geothermal heats and cools your building at significant savings. The only energy used is the electricity to power the heat pump system.

To move energy from the ground to a building, or vice versa, a heat-transfer fluid is circulated within a network of collecting pipes in the earth. Energy is exchanged between the fluid and the building by means of a geothermal heat pump within the building.

During the winter, the system absorbs heat from the ground and uses it to warm the air in your home. In the warmer summer months, the process is reversed, taking heat from your home and transferring it back into the ground.

It's more efficient to use earth energy than it is to use a combustion furnace. That's because it requires less energy to move heat from one place to another than it does to convert one kind of energy into another, which is what a regular combustion furnace does.

Principal Components Include:

1. Earth connection subsystem
2. Heat pump subsystem
3. Heat distribution subsystem