Geothermal Heating & Cooling


Geothermal systems use the constant temperature of the earth to heat and cool our homes. The earth’s temperature can be used to either heat or cool a building. Depending on your climate, a HEAT PUMP is used to either draw up or send down heat using an antifreeze solution that flows through a closed loop of tubing. For climates requiring heating like Garrett County, the heat pump sends the antifreeze

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fluid through the loops drawing heat from the earth and pumping it up to the building to be used for either a forced air or radiant system. The opposite occurs when a home needs cooling. The heat pump sends the warm fluid away from the house transferring the heat to the cooler earth.


Dramatic cost savings are possible with geothermal systems. Heat from the ground is free - and the only electricity needed is for moving that heat between your home and the ground. The cost to install and operate a geothermal systems can be paid back in as little as three to eight years! Best of all, ground-source heat is a naturally renewable energy source and is environmentally friendly.


You may qualify for tax credits or rebates for purchasing and installing geothermal heat pumps. Visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency to see your area’s programs.


If the loop falls below freezing, will it hurt the system?
No.  The antifreeze solution used in loops that operate at low temperatures will keep it from freezing.


Can a geothermal heat pump also heat water for my home?
Yes.  Some types of geothermal heat pumps can save you up to 50% on your water heating bill by pre-heating tank water.


What does a system like this cost?
To get an accurate comparison of costs you need to consider the following:

bullet  Payback, or how long it takes to recover the difference in costs between the two systems using energy savings.
bullet  Total operating savings from heating, cooling, and domestic hot water must be combined to get an accurate picture of total energy savings.
bullet  Maintenance costs and system reliability of the current system versus a geothermal system.
bullet  System lifespan



If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  We will try to answer your questions.



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West Virginia & Pennsylvania