The GeoComfort units we carry are made in America with the highest standards of quality. GeoComfort's commitment to continuous improvement and quality control has made reliability one of the brand's greatest assets. No other geothermal manufacturer has quality testing as extensive. In fact, each and every GeoComfort unit we install undergoes rigorous testing before it is packaged for shipping.
Specialized component selection and advanced design gives GeoComfort systems a competitive advantage. Unit for unit, GeoComfort systems have higher heating capacities than the competitors. That means less reliance on supplemental heat and ultimately lower heating costs when compared with other geothermal brands.
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Flammable fossil fuels are not used to operate geothermal units. Because there is no combustion, there is no chance of explosion, hazardous fumes or risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Lower Operational Costs
Geothermal systems have efficiency ratings of 400 to 500 percent. An efficiency rating is the ratio of heat actually generated versus the amount of energy used to produce the heat. A rating of less than 100 percent means you are losing heat that you are paying for. This loss is typically caused by energy consumption required for the combustion process of a fossil fuel furnace. The most efficient natural gas furnaces cannot compete at a rating of only 95 percent.
Geothermal systems have a positive impact on the environment since they burn no fossil fuels and operate on a modest amount of electricity. According to the United States Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, geothermal systems are the most environmentally friendly way to heat and cool your home. They do not emit greenhouse gasses, which are known to contribute to environmental air pollution.
Conventional air conditioners and heat pumps require noisy outdoor equipment. Geothermal systems do not. In fact, GeoComfort Compass SeriesTM units feature a patent-pending cabinet design that isolates the units compressor, all but eliminating any rattling or vibration caused by system operation.
Bonus Hot Water
Geothermal systems have the capability of capturing reclaimed heat during heating and cooling modes and using it to heat domestic water. This application can reduce the water heating cost of a four-person household by 50 to 60 percent.
A geothermal installation is an excellent heating and cooling solution for nearly any situation. Geothermal systems perform well in cool northern climates as well as warm southern conditions, in homes small, large, new, existing and every home in between.
Geothermal systems provide superior air comfort. They demonstrate increased air purification and dehumidification versus conventional systems. In addition to improved air quality, geothermal systems keep indoor air temperatures at consistent levels, eliminating hot and cold spots that are typical of all conventional systems. For ultimate comfort, zoning allows for distinctive temperature adjustments in different areas of your home.
Longer Lif Cycle
You can expect your geothermal system to provide an average of 20 to 24 years of reliable comfort and savings. In comparison, the average life cycle of a conventional system is 13 to 15 years.
In the purest sense, geothermal systems use solar energy. The earth absorbs an amazing 48% of the sun's energy, leaving a fairly constant underground temperature between 45° and 70° F.
A water solution flows through pipes buried in the ground (ground loop system) absorbing heat from the earth in the winter and moving it to the geothermal system inside the house. Once there, the heat is condensed and transferred to the air that is circulated throughout the home, providing warmth when needed.
In the summer, the process is reversed, absorbing heat from the air inside the home, similar to how a refrigerator extracts heat from food to make it cool, and transfers that heat into the ground through the same loop system.
The heat exchanger, also known as the loop system, captures the stored solar energy in the ground and delivers it back to the geothermal system in the house. There are 4 different types of loops.
Your loop system is the heart of geothermal technology. Regardless of the option you select, it will deliver over 500% efficient comfort and savings for many years into the future. My Guys will help you select the proper loop system based on a site survey and by conducting a detailed energy analysis of your home. Installing a geothermal loop system is like getting a 70% discount on energy for the life of your home.
This is the most common loop used when an adequate land area is available. Loop installers use excavation equipment such as chain trenchers, backhoes, and track hoes to dig trenches approximately 6-8 feet deep. Trench lengths range from 100 to 300 feet, depending on the loop design and application.
This loop is used mainly when land area is limited and in retrofit applications of existing homes. A drilling rig is used to bore holes at a depth of 150 to 200 feet. A U-shaped coil of high-density pipe is inserted into the bore hole. The holes are then backfilled with a sealing solution.
A pond loop is an option if a large body of water is available within approximately 200 feet of the home. A 1/2 acre, 8 to 10-foot deep body of water is usually adequate to support the average home. The system uses coils of pipe typically 300 to 500 feet in length. The coils are placed in and anchored at the bottom of the body of water.
This system can be installed if an abundant supply of high-quality well water is available. A typical home will require 4 to 8 gallons of water per minute. A proper discharge area such as a river, drainage ditch, field tile, stream, pond, or lake must be present. Check your local codes for restrictions before selecting a specific discharge method.