Interestingly, just 10 feet below the earth's surface, the earth's temperature is fairly consistent; generally around 50 degrees. This consistent temperature can be captured for the use in heating and cooling a building.
Heat pumps are then used - much like a refrigerator or air conditioner, these systems use a heat pump to force the transfer of heat from the ground to the application. A closed loop geothermal system circulates a carrier fluid (usually a water/antifreeze mix) through pipes buried in the ground. As the fluid circulates underground, it absorbs heat from the ground and the warmer fluid passes through the heat pumps, which use electricity to extract the heat from the fluid.
By switching the direction of the flow, a cooling effect is achieved for cooling during the summer.
Geothermal has many benefits including: cost effective, reliable, energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and little to no pollution.
As with any project, the feasibility of the project's success should be explored fully before delving right in. Our experts will look at your proposed site and assess the likelihood of a successful project. If your project is deemed feasible and meets the energy saving criteria standards of your liking, we can proceed with a turnkey project.
To learn more about geothermal opportunities or to speak to a member of our team, please contact us.