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Harness the Power of the Ear

The ground is able to maintain a higher rate of temperature consistency because it absorbs 47% of the suns energy (heat) as it hits the Earth's surface. Geothermal systems are able to tap into this free energy with an earth loop. This technology is then used to provide your home or office with central heating and cooling.

Heating

During the heating cycle, a geothermal system uses the earth loop to extract heat from the ground. As the system pulls heat from the loop it distributes it through a conventional duct system as warm air. The same heat energy can also be used for a radiant floor system or domestic hot water heating.

Cooling

In the cooling mode, a geothermal system air conditions your home by reversing the heating process. Instead of extracting heat from the ground, it is extracted from your home and either moved back into the earth loop, or used to preheat the water in your hot water tank. Once the heat is removed from the air, it is distributed through the duct system in your home.

Typical Applications

Vertical System

Vertical Loops are installed in vertical bore holes 150 to 500 feet deep depending on the design considerations. Each hole contains a single set or a dual set of pipes. After the pipe is inserted, the hole is grouted. The number of loops required depends on ground conditions, air conditioning and heating load and the depth of each hole. This design is well suited for applications minimal space is available asd minimum soil disruption is desired.

Horizontal System

Horizontal loops are utilized when adequate space is available and trenching can be easily accomplished (i.e. new construction). A series of parallel pipes are laid out in trenches 3 to 6 feet deep then back filled. A slinky coil configuration can minimize the amount of trenching involved in this system. This design is well suited for application where bore hole drilling is difficult or where physical space allows.

Pond System

The outstanding heat transfer properties of water make the lake or pond loop system an extremely cost effective geothermal application. The heat exchanger is submerged in a series of coils beneath the water surface rather than buried in the ground as in the previous systems. This system offers minimum excavation and great efficiency.

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