NAPIER'S

PLUMBING & HVAC

About Geothermal

Like conventional heat pumps, geothermal systems are essentially air conditioners that can also run in reverse to provide heat in the winter.  The primary difference is that they rely on the nearly constant temperature of the earth for heat transfer instead of the widely fluctuating temperatures of the outside air.  That is the key to the geothermal system's surprising efficiency. 

A side benefit of most geothermal systems is that they can be designed to produce "FREE" hot water during the summer by using waste heat extracted from the interior air during the air conditioning season.  Even in the winter, the unit can reduce the use of electricity or gas by the hot water heater.

Benefits of Geothermal Systems:

*  Save energy and lower electric bills

*  Cut greenhouse gas emissions

*  Rid your yard of unsightly outdoor equipment

*  Reduce maintenance costs-even as it improves the
    comfort of your home



To learn more about geothermal energy and heat pumps we are providing the following links:

U.S. Department of Energy

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/geothermal/heatpumps.html


  

WaterFurnace International

http://www.waterfurnace.com/

Also see WaterFurnace's Geothermal Energy Savings Calculator

http://www.waterfurnace.com/savings_calculator.aspx

                 

Geothermal Exchange Organization

http://www.geoexchange.org/

 


Energy Star

http://www.energystar.gov/

 



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