Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems - By GeoComfort and Carrier
The most efficient residential & commercial heating and cooling system for your Madison, Wisconsin home or business!
NBC Nightly News featured a story on the growth of the geothermal heating and cooling industry, and HeatSpring Founder Brian Hayden got in there for his four seconds of fame. More importantly, this story does a great job explaining the heat pump technology and promise of GHPs to the mass market. Watch the video below:
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Would you like to use an alternative heating system to heat and cool your home without using gas or oil and save up to 70% on your energy bills? It is possible with geothermal heating and cooling systems by GeoComfort and Carrier. Geothermal systems take the heat that is stored in the earth along with a little electricity to get up to four times the value that you would have spent in fossil fuel.
The loop field is what makes a geothermal heating and cooling system work. The loop field is a series of one continuous pipe (closed loop) that runs through the ground and circulates water between the unit in the basement and the tubing in the ground. Piping for the geothermal system is about 200 to 300 feet per needed ton of capacity. If your home requires a 4 ton system, you would have 4 loops that are each about 300 feet in length for a total of about 1200 feet.
If you use a horizontal loop, it would be laid 8 feet deep (below the frost line) in a trench about 20 feet wide and 300 feet long; therefore, horizontal loop systems are usually done in the country as a lot of space is required for them. For vertical loop installations, the 300 feet is drilled straight down with a well drilling truck and then the pipe is dropped down the hole and backfilled with a grout similar to mud that will harden like concrete. Again on a 4 ton system you would have 4 holes drilled, but this requires only about 40 square feet. The only obstacles are those with getting a well drilling truck into your yard.
What is Geothermal Energy and How Does Geothermal Energy Work?
We believe that as gas prices go up, this is the best system for long term savings. The advantages of geothermal heating by Carrier and GeoComfort include it being the most environmentally friendly system that you can invest in with the best return on your investment. To learn more about geothermal heating and how it can heat and cool your home and business, check out our video on geothermal heating and cooling systems.
If you are interested in installing an alternative heating system like a GeoComfort or Carrier geothermal system in your Madison Wisconsin & vicinity home or business, or want to know more about the cost of a geothermal heat pump, please call us at (608) 437-3666 or complete our online form to schedule a no cost, no obligation appointment for an estimate.
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Geothermal Looping Options
Horizontal - Slinky Connecting or Fusing Slinky Lay to Header to House
Horiontal Straight Lay Fusing Straight Lay
Drilling Vertical Holes for Pipe Vertical Pipe Waiting to be Fused
Vertical Excavation for Fusing Fusing Pipe
Loop Field Backfilled and Leveled All Done and Running on Geo
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