Geothermal System

Geothermal System

What is a “Geothermal Heating & Cooling” system?

It’s a ground source heat pump that utilizes the earth’s inherent ability to hold expansive amounts of heat in the soil ('geo' pertains to the earth and 'thermal' corresponds to heat). Maintained at a constant 50°F to 70°F (depending on latitude), the latent heat energy is stored in the soil and near-surface rocks. In New York, the soil stays near 52°F well under the winter frost line, approximately 5 feet below the surface.
Geothermal heating systems “capture” this steady supply of heat energy and “move” it from the earth and into a home or building. Once installed, a home or building owner will consume much less energy, save money each month, and essentially eliminate the pollution generated by fossil fuel systems.

The application of Geoexchange Heating & Cooling, has been named “the most energy-efficient and environmentally sensitive of all space conditioning systems,” by the Environmental Protection Agency. The system’s main premise is that it advantageously untaps constant energy stored in the earth to heat and cool a building. The system can also be fitted with an optional desuperheater that will pre-heat your potable water and significantly reduce your water heating costs, without polluting our environment.

Ground source heat pumps work almost identically to air source heat pumps, without the high cost. A typical household can realize a payback period of 3 to 5 years. GSHP’s are more than three times as efficient as the most efficient fossil fuel furnace. Rather than burn a combustible fuel, GSHP’s deliver a 3:1 ratio of energy units used to power the heat-pump system by transferring energy already found in the earth in the form of heat.

Care for the earth.

Geoexchange qualifies as a renewable energy – a typical two bedroom house-sized installation is equivalent to taking two cars off the road or planting one acre of trees. Geoexchange systems work toward the preservation of the environment by minimizing present environmental problems like acid rain, air pollution, and the destruction of the ozone layer.

For more information about geothermal energy systems and solutions, please call Caster Drilling Enterprises today! We would be happy to discuss the system with you as well as discussing whether this is the best option for you and your family.
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