Why Geothermal

Public awareness of geothermal systems is increasing rapidly. Because of the clear customer advantages offered by geothermal systems, North American ground source heat pump sales have increased approximately 25% per year since the late 1990's. More than 600,000 units have now been installed. Polls show that more than 95% of all geothermal customers would recommend a geothermal system to a family member or friend.

Some of the benefits of owning a geothermal system are:

Efficiency — geothermal systems use the earth's thermal properties in conjunction with electricity to provide unmatched efficiency. For every unit of electricity the system uses, it provides three to four units of heating energy - an efficiency of 300% to 500%.

Lower Operating Costs — Because geothermal systems operate more efficiently than ordinary heating and air conditioning systems, annual operating cost are 30% to 60% lower in most cases. Geothermal systems can also supplement or provide all the heat needed for domestic hot water, hot tubs, and swimming pools - saving even more money.

Environmentally Friendly — Geothermal systems eliminate the combustion of fossil fuels on site and dramatically lower the need to generate power - reducing the emission of greenhouse gasses and the environmental damage associated with nonrenewable resource extraction.

Comfort — Because geothermal systems use the relatively stable temperature of the earth as an energy source, you are assured of constant, even heating in winter, and better humidity control in the summer. Geothermal systems eliminate the need for exhaust venting, reducing the number of penetrations in the building envelope and improving weather tightness.

Safety — No flame, no flue, no odors, no risk from carbon monoxide. Just safe, reliable operation year after year.

Flexibility — Ground source heat pumps can provide any combination of forced-air heating, radiant in-floor heating, domestic hot water, and air conditioning all from the same unit. From houses to office buildings to community swimming pools, and everything in between, geothermal systems can be designed to provide efficient heating and cooling solutions.

Quiet — The completely self-contained, indoor equipment does not need a noisy, unsightly outside condensing unit. Geothermal systems are quiet and discrete. Other than the lower energy bills, you will hardly know they are there.

Why Geothermal

Geothermal heating and cooling systems are blazing a trail of energy efficiency, customer satisfaction and environmental sensitivity.

95% of all geothermal heating and cooling customers would recommend geoexchange to a family member or friend.

  - Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium