The Benefits and Misconceptions of Geothermal

The amount of energy in the Earth is mind-boggling.Geothermal heat pump technology taps into that energy and uses it to provide reliable, incredibly efficient heating and cooling in both residential and commercial buildings. Geothermal heating and cooling is a win-win-win. It’s a win for HVAC contractors because it allows you to provide your customers with state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly technology. It’s a win for their customers because it reduces their utility costs. And it’s a win for the environment.

Geothermal heat pumps are the most efficient way to heat and cool a building. The thermal load of a building can be satisfied very efficiently with a geothermal heat pump, and the technology continues to improve. And the industry is not resting on its laurels: new equipment coming into the marketplace is super-efficient, with energy efficiency ratios (EERs) exceeding 40, and coefficients of performance (COPs) greater than 5.

In addition, the geothermal industry is a job creator. Installation of a geothermal system requires skilled people equipped with both knowledge and drilling rigs. Add to that the service industry required for those drilling rigs, as well as pipe manufacturers and grout manufacturers, and there are thousands of jobs unique to our industry that are being created by this technology.