Nature, your energy source…
Geothermy draws the natural heat from the ground and from underground water to heat or cool your home. A geothermal heat pump works just like any other heat pump by moving the heat from one place to another. The heat drawn from the ground or water is transferred to your home using a heat transfer fluid (a mix of antifreeze and water) used as a link between the heat pump and the ground. To cool your home in the summer, the loop is reversed to extract heat and transfer it to the cooler ground. 10 good reasons to choose geothermy according to Carrier:
- Savings: Substantial savings. Generally, an adequately designed and installed vertical closed circuit system helps reduce heating costs by 60%. For example, for a 2000 sq. ft. home, heating can cost as little as $300 per year, while air conditioning can be as low as $50 per year.
- Comfort: Optimal comfort: unlike classic pulsed air generators, geothermal systems produce uniform and constant heat and are very efficient for cooling a home quickly.
- Flexibility: A geothermal heat pump can heat and cool your home, but also heat your domestic hot water.
- Cleanliness: It provides “clean” heat, as there is no combustion and therefore, no residues or dust in your home.
- Low noise: Noiseless and quiet operation.
- Aesthetics: No apparent outdoor equipment, the system is integrated to the house.
- Independence: A constant, renewable, reliable, and stable source of energy, the production of warm or cool air does not depend on atmospheric conditions, nor on the frequent fluctuations of energy costs (electricity, gas, oil).
- Ecology: The use of renewable energy and of the ecological coolant Puron® is respectful of the environment.
- Maintenance: Easy maintenance. Geothermal systems generally require a level of maintenance equivalent to that of classic heating systems paired with a heat pump or an air conditioner.
- Performance: Superior energy performance: the COP of a Carrier geothermal heat pump is between 4 and 5. In other words, it can transfer 4 to 5 times more heat than the amount of energy it consumes. As an indication, the ratio for a classic electrical resistance heating system is only 1.