Geothermal Technology – Technology related to the transfer of energy from heat inside the Earth, usually carried to the surface by superheated water and steam.
Geothermal systems have been used for over 40 years and millions of units have been installed world-wide in commercial and residential applications. Geothermal heat pumps are the most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly HVAC systems available.
Geothermal technology uses a series of sealed piping loops buried in the ground that tap the renewable energy of the earth. These loops create a better heat transfer medium than traditional air source systems. It is so efficient that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has stated: “Geo exchange systems are the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean and cost-effective space conditioning system available today”
A new geothermal heat pump system heats or cools on demand and provides better comfort and humidity control. All Climate Master systems can be easily adapted to zoned systems, providing even greater comfort year-round.
Cardinal Heating & Air can install your Geothermal heat pump in your basement, garage or utility room. This helps reduce noise, improves the look of your home and leads to longer system life.
All Climate Master systems are factory sealed ensuring quality. With indoor installation eliminating exposure to the elements, your new system lasts longer than traditional systems that are outdoors. Each compressor is engineered to moderate the compressor load, extending system life.
A wide variety of configurations including upflow, horizontal or downflow can be hidden from sight. Split systems are compact enough to be installed in closets.
Using the Power of the Earth
Nearly half the solar energy our planet receives is absorbed by the ground.
As a result, below the surface the earth remains a constant moderate temperature year-round. This provides an ideal source for heating and cooling your home. Geothermal systems use a sealed underground piping loop filled with circulating water and an ultra high-efficiency heat pump to exchange heat between your home and the earth.
In the winter, the earth is your source of heat.
Water circulating in the piping loop absorbs heat from the earth and carries it to the heat pump, where it is concentrated and sent as warm, comfortable air throughout your home.
In the summer, the earth is your source of cooling.
The heat pump absorbs heat from the air in your home and transfers it to water circulating in the piping loop where it is absorbed by the earth. This provides cool, dehumidified and comfortable air throughout your home.
Other benefits of using the power of the Earth include:
- No fossil fuel
- Improves safety
- Eliminates service lines
- No site emissions
How Geothermal Technology Saves You Money
Unlike traditional systems that use the air to heat and cool your home, ClimateMaster® Geothermal Heat Pump systems circulate water through a system of sealed underground piping loops that carry heat to and from the earth to the system. In the heating mode, the system uses the heat from the water to warm air that circulates throughout the house. In the cooling mode, the system reverses the process, taking heat out of the home’s air and circulating the resulting cool, dehumidified air instead.
Because the system has less work to do to reach the desired temperature setting throughout the year, the system is highly efficient and lowers operating costs. A fossil fuel furnace may be 80% to 90% percent efficient; a geothermal heat pump is amazingly 450% efficient.
Another advantage to a geothermal system installed in a new home is that from day one you will be cash flow positive, as the cost of the system each month is lower than the savings you realize on your monthly energy cost!
Check out this Savings Calculator to see how much your new system can save you or contact us today to find out more: