Geothermal: Commercial Heating/Cooling
A geothermal heat pump, is a highly efficient renewable energy technology that uses the temperature of the earth beneath the surface to provide heating and cooling. It can be done just about anywhere in the United States all year round, as the temperature behind the surface of the earth remains fairly constant. The geothermal heat pump acts as a heat sink in the summer by transferring heat from the building into the earth or groundwater, and as a heat source in the winter by transferring heat stored in the earth or in groundwater into the building.
More reasons to consider geothermal for your business or organization:
- Geothermal heat pumps can reduce energy consumption up to 44% compared to standard air source heat pumps and up to 72% compared to electric resistance heating with standard air-conditioning equipment.
- Geothermal systems can save 40% to 70% on heating and 30% to 50% on cooling costs over conventional systems.
- The lifespan of a geothermal system is longer than conventional heating and cooling systems.
- Commercial systems maintenance costs in the US have historically been between $0.11 to $0.22 per m2 per year in 1996 dollars, much less than the average $0.54 per m2 per year for conventional HVAC systems
Contact us to discuss how geothermal can meet your needs.