GEOTHERMAL

Going green with Royal Comfort could save you green. A geothermal heating & cooling system could save you up to 50% on your energy bills.

Save on the money you spend for heating, cooling and hot water.

Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pump System:

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), geothermal systems are “the most energy efficient, environmentally clean and cost effective space conditioning system available today.”

Here are a few more of benefits of a geothermal system.

 Can cut energy consumption by 20-50%

 Can save up to 50% on your water-heating bill

 Loop Piping carries up to a 50 year warranty

 No outdoor unit to have stolen or vandalized

 Quiet operation

 One of the most efficient residential heating and cooling systems available today

 Investment recouped in only a few years

 Energy savings usually exceeds cost of the system

 Low carbon footprint

 Heat pump often lasts over 20 years or more since it is indoors and out of the weather

How it Works:

Nearly half of the solar energy supplied from the sun is absorbed by the ground. As a result, no matter where you live the temperature beneath the ground around 6’ remains constant regardless of the season. This allows you to supply heating, cooling and hot water to your home at very high efficiencies. A geothermal heat pump system consists of three components: the heat pump unit; the duct work; and the ground source exchanger. The ground source exchanger is a system of pipes called the loop, which is buried in the ground near the home. A fluid (a mixture of water and antifreeze) circulates through the pipes to extract or reject heat within the ground.

In the summer the heat pump removes heat from the home and rejects it into the ground. In the winter the reverse happens, and the heat from the ground is transferred into the home. If a desuperheater is installed in the system it will provide a free source of hot water during the summer months for the home instead of rejecting the heat from the home into the ground. By using the constant temperature of the ground it allows the geothermal systems to be more efficient than traditional systems because the system has less work to do to achieve its set temperature thereby saving you money. A fossil fuel furnace may be 80% to 95% percent efficient, traditional heat pumps range from 200% to 300% percent, while a geothermal heat pump is 450% percent efficient. Also, this does not take into account the benefit of the free hot water during the summer months that you get from geothermal.

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FAQ

How much can I save over a conventional heating & cooling systems?

On average you can see a 20% to 50% savings. We recommend that you have an actual analysis done on your home that will give you a more accurate estimate of your savings for your home.

How much space does the system take?

The indoor unit is about the same size of a traditional heating system. All of the outdoor piping is below ground.

How noisy is the system?

Geothermal units are very quiet and provide a very pleasant environment. Remember that there is no outside unit to disturb you.

How does the geothermal system heat water for my home?

The unit uses a heat exchanger called a desuperheater. During the summer the unit uses your waste heat from the cooling process and turns it into free hot water. During the winter the unit heats a portion of your hot water. There are also dedicated systems that will just heat the water all year round.

How much does a geothermal system cost?

The initial investment is normally greater than a conventional system. However, when you consider the operating cost for the heating, cooling, hot water, the potential tax credits, and potential utility rebates this quickly offsets the initial difference in purchase price.

How much land is required for the ground loops?

Vertical wells require a very limited amount of space. Each well is placed 10’ apart. The average home requires around a 20’ x 20’ area. Horizontal loops require a greater amount of area but are typically less expensive to install.

What is horizontal directional drilling?

It is the process of boring under the ground surface area, normally around 7′ to 15’ deep to install the geothermal loop field. The disadvantage of this system is that it takes a larger area to install than does a vertical loop system. The advantage of this system is that it cost less than vertical drilling and disturbs less landscaping than the traditional horizontal system.

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