Geothermal heating/cooling system are growing in popularity because it is a green energy which provides better energy efficiency compared to conventional systems. Nothnagle Drilling Inc. has properly installed numerous geothermal well fields from large commercial projects to single-family residential housing projects. The installations included:
Fundamentally, geothermal systems work differently than ordinary heating and cooling systems. Conventional systems have to produce heat by burning some type of fuel, typically propane, natural gas or fuel oil. Geothermal systems don’t create heat; instead they collect and distribute it.
First, you should realize that the earth absorbs and stores nearly half of the sun’s solar energy. As a result, at a depth of six feet it maintains a fairly constant temperature of 45 to 70 degrees F. The geothermal system taps into that free, renewable energy and puts it to work.
The earth’s natural heat is collected in the winter by a series of pipes called a loop system. Fluid circulating in the loop system carries this heat to the home, where it is compressed and released to raise the inside temperature.
In the summer, this process is reversed in order to cool the home. Heat is drawn from the home, rejected to the loop and absorbed by the earth. The result is a comfortable home all year round.
Since most of the energy used for heating and cooling is from the earth, geothermal systems are the most efficient and environmentally friendly systems on the market today. Below are the different options in which you can utilize this technology.
A geothermal system allows you to provide your family with a complete answer to your entire home’s heating and cooling needs. Geothermal technology allows the system to outperform any conventional system available today.
Comfort is only half of the benefits that a geothermal system offers. Homeowners like you, see up to 70% savings in their monthly heating, cooling, and hot water bills.
There has never been a better time to install a geothermal system. Recent legislation has created new incentives for qualified geothermal systems. The recent American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 in the U.S. offers a 30% tax credit for the installation cost of the geothermal system.