Archive for May, 2010
Geothermal Heat Pumps: 400% Efficient
Geothermal heat pumps are four times more efficient than standard heat pumps saving energy and saving you money!
What constitutes a heat pump?
A heat pump is any machine that removes heat from one area and moves it to another. You may be surprised but a number of household devices are actually heat pumps including refrigerators and air conditioning units. Refrigerators remove any existing heat from the inside and pull it outside using energy; this is why the back of your refrigerator is ho ...
Geothermal Heating and Cooling: The New Emergence of an Old Technology
With the onset of the digital age, many people assume that the technology behind geothermal heating and cooling is yet another recent development. However, the concept behind geothermal heating has been around since prehistoric times, and is often referred to as "caveman technology." Before becoming domesticated, our prehistoric ancestors often made their dwellings within caves. This chosen spot was no coincidence. Carved into the earth, caves provided that ancient people with a constant tem ...
The 4 Steps of Geothermal Heat Pump Installation
Step 1: Get a Quote
An independent Heating and Cooling contractor (HVAC Contractor) will come to your house to give you a quote (see our article How to Find a Qualified Geothermal Contractor to find the best contractor in your area).Â Your quote will be based on the size of unit and loop field required.
What determines the size of my unit and loop field?
First of all, the unit is the system that is installed inside your home while the loop field is the area of piping that will be inst ...