Imagine a heating and cooling system for
your home that would keep you cool in the summer and warm
in the winter, cut your utility bills by 25 to 50 percent,
and help save Planet Earth, all at the same time. Sounds
like a challenge for the new millennium, doesn't it? This
Geoexchange advanced heating and cooling system is here
today, and thousands of homeowners nationwide are already
reaping the benefits, including higher comfort levels and
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Bills : Homeowners with Geoexchange units typically
realize energy savings of 25 to 50% over conventional gas,
oil, or heat pump systems. In fact, a typical 2000-sq.-ft.
home can be heated and cooled for as little as $1 a day.
In addition, Geoexchange systems can supplement the home's
conventional water heater, saving up to 30% of hot water
costs every year.
Geothermal systems use small amounts of
electricity to transfer heat to and from the ground to your
home. On average, it can produce four units of energy for
every unit of electricity used to power the system. Even
the best conventional systems deliver less than one unit
of energy for each unit it consumes. Homeowners typically
experience an annual savings of 30% to 70% when compared
to ordinary systems. Use the Savings
Calculator to see how much a geothermal heating and
cooling system can save you.
Friendly: Geothermal is recognized by the United
States Environmental Protection Agency as the most environmentally-safe,
cost effective heating and cooling system on the market.
Installing a geothermal system is equivalent to planting
750 trees or taking 2 cars off the road.
Flow: Geothermal systems have a higher installation
cost when compared to conventional systems because of the
buried loop system. Some homeowners view the system as being
too expensive and fail to see the whole picture. Geothermal
will produce significantly cheaper utility bills and annual
maintenance costs. The initial cost of a geothermal system
can be tied into your monthly mortgage payment or other
form of low interest financing option. The savings on your
utilities easily cover the increase in your loan payment
giving you the extra cash flow. A system will usually pay
for itself within a three to five year span.
Free Hot Water
Generation: As a bonus, geothermal systems can produce
some or all of your hot water at much higher efficiencies
than ordinary methods. A simple connection is made so the
geothermal system can deliver hot water to be stored in
your hot water heater. In fact, the heat removed from your
home during the cooling cycle is deposited directly to the
water heater instead of the ground. This provides you with
virtually free hot water.
System Life Span:
Ordinary systems require expensive regular maintenance
for each unit - the furnace, the air conditioner, and the
water heater. When properly installed, a geothermal system
requires little or no maintenance beyond periodic checks
and filter changes. Equipment life is prolonged since geothermal
are located indoors and out of the varying climate and weather.
Geothermal systems typically last more than 20 years if
Clean & Safe:
Geothermal units do not use fossil fuels such as
natural gas and propane. Threats caused by combustion are
eliminated. No worries about flames, fumes, odors, or carbon
Geothermal systems heat and cool homes evenly, eliminating
the hot and cold blasts of air found with conventional systems.
Geothermal also dehumidifies the air during hot summer months.
Geothermal systems use the same principles that operate
a refrigerator or freezer, and the units are just as quiet.
There is no unsightly outdoor unit to disturb you or your