We are proud to install Bosch geothermal equipment.
Geothermal Heat Pumps use the earth as a heat source in the winter and a heat sink in the summer. This design takes advantage of the moderate temperatures in the ground to boost efficiency and reduce the operational costs of heating and cooling systems. In order to transfer heat to or from the home, heat exchangers (ground loops) are installed in the ground where temperatures remain relatively the same throughout the year. When a geothermal heat pump absorbs and rejects heat from the earth it has no impact on the environment
How Geothermal Works
Horizontal Ground Loop Systems are cost effective where there is sufficient space for the loop. Trenches are dug and plastic pipe is laid in them creating a loop which in connected to the heat pump inside the home. The fluid inside the loop is circulated absorbing or rejecting heat to the earth depending on the season.
Ground Loop Systems
Vertical Ground Loop Systems are mainly used where space is limited. Vertical holes are drilled 200 feet deep and a single plastic pipe is installed with a U-bend at the bottom. The bore holes are then sealed with a special grout to ensure good contact with the soil. The vertical loops are then connected the heat pump inside the home working the same as the horizontal loop.
Open Loop Systems utilize water pumped from a well and directed to the geothermal unit and then discharged either into another well or a body a water. The quality of water remains unaffected.
Lake/Pond Loop Systems are economical when the project is located near a body of water. The pipes are usually coiled to fit more surfaces into a given space. Fluid is circulated the the closed loop just as the ground loop systems only under water.
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