Tiffin Ohio Geothermal
Geothermal Installations or Repairs
For years we have offered our customers options to lower their heating and cooling costs. Geothermal is the perfect way to slice your utilities costs by more than half and provide your home with a clean, efficient, low emission and renewable resource to heat and cool your home.
What is geothermal?
Geothermal heating and cooling uses the constant temperature in the ground to heat and cool your home throughout the year. Sounds pretty incredible, right?
How does geothermal accomplish this? Between 4-6 feet under the ground (at least in our region) the earth has a stable temperature of about 55 degrees. Geothermal systems consist of an indoor handling unit and a buried system of pipes, called an "earth loop," outside of your home. This system capitalizes on these constant temperatures in the earth to provide “free” energy.
The pipes that make up an "earth loop" are buried under the ground horizontally or vertically, depending on the characteristics of the site. If an aquifer is available, an “open loop” system, in which a well is drilled into the underground water. Water is pumped up, run past a heat exchanger, and then the water is returned to the same aquifer, through “reinjection.”
In the winter when outdoor temperatures have plummeted, 6 feet under the earth the temperature is still 55 degrees. Fluid circulates through the "earth loop" absorbing the warmer temperature under the earth and bringing it inside of your home. This is where your indoor unit compresses the heat, raises the temperature and then distributes the heat throughout your home.
In the summer this process reversed, with the system carrying the heat out of your home and absorbing the cool temperatures in the earth.
This process may seem complicated or even too good to be true, but geothermal has been utilized in the United States for well over 60 years! Geothermal is just one more step in the right direction when it comes to lowering pollution. What are some of the other benefits of geothermal?
Benefits of Geothermal
Geothermal lowers utility costs by up to 70% on heating and 50% on cooling.
Geothermal systems are very low maintenance.
Geothermal units and systems are well built and made to last.
Geothermal uses renewable energy without the pollution of fossil fuels.
Ready to make the leap to geothermal? We are here to help! Whether you have questions or need a quote, Greene's is available!