Geothermal heating and cooling is a renewable source used to condition buildings. It uses the earth's temperature along with a heat pump to heat and cool living or work spaces. Geothermal along with solar can take you virtually off the grid.
So why is Earthlinked a better system than the others?
Before we get started, you need to know that the installation company you use for your geothermal system has a big affect on its performace, just as the mechanic you use affects your car's performance.
That being said the Earthlinked geothermal product is supperior to the competition because of the amount of drilling into the earth's surface to tap into the earth's heat for the ground sourced heat pump to do its intended job is a shorter run with Earthlinked refrigerant system than with the competitor's water medium system. The typical drilling depth is 150 feet/per ton of cooling (half the requirement of the water medium heat pump) for the Earthlinked system while the water medium system requires twice that amount (drilling is charged by the foot). This saves on installation time and money. Earthlinked geothermal also does not require a circulating pump.
As was mentioned above, Earthlinked The Ground sourced heat pump that uses refrigerant circulates it in copper tubes also placed in holes in the ground to transfer the heat for conditioning a space. Since copper is a better thermal conductor the temperature difference to the earth can be greater (which makes the refrigerant based system a more efficient medium for heat transfer).
There is more flexibility with the Earthlinked system when boring for the geothermal loops. The holes can be bored: Straight down, horizontally or diagonally.
Read the following article by John Tomczyk about geothermal and it is instrumental in better understanding how these systems work.
For a limited time the Federal Government is offering a 30% tax credit (without any cap) on geothermal heat pump cooling and heating systems. With the current government and economy it is unclear how long rebates and tax credits will remain available to the public. The 30% credit with no cap is very desirable, and this is why people are choosing to have this installed this year.
Commercial locations looking to install geothermal can also get a lease program through a Cold Craft, Inc. to increase cash flow.
Geothermal heating is a fairly involved process and an investment. For more information about the process and a free estimate for those that qualify, please give us a call to learn more at (408) 374-7292 or check out geothermal on our site.
If you need help with temperature, contact Cold Craft, Inc.
408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM