Typically, you need to control air-sourced and ground-sourced (geothermal) heat pump systems that are doing heating and cooling duty with a thermostat that is “heat pump compatible”. That’s because an additional terminal on the thermostat is required to signal to
I’m often asked by clients, why do we need a buffer tank (with a hydronic – water-to-water – geothermal system)? After all, they add cost and take up space. The reason for a buffer tank is to enable reasonably long
It’s not uncommon to encounter prospective clients who heat with baseboard and would like to have air conditioning. The challenge of this situation is that air conditioning generally requires a forced-air distribution system (so the condensate can be conveniently collected
If you are wondering what the long term net savings by converting to a geothermal heating & cooling system, we will try to answer that question by taking a look at a typical system conversion: a family of four in
A key and unique component of any geothermal / ground sourced heat pump (GSHP) system is the ground or earth loop. Regardless of the loop configuration, its function is the same: to extract solar energy stored in the ground and
Don’t miss this opportunity! Without a doubt, the economics of a geothermal heating & cooling system are the best when planned and incorporated into new construction: You need an HVAC system anyway, why not the solution that offers superior comfort
What is a Hydronic System? A hydronic system uses water to move heat between a heat source (e.g. a boiler, heat pump) and a heat emitter. Hydronic systems are often associated with radiant heating, but isn’t always the case.
The many advantages of geothermal include significant cost savings, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and ensuring a more safe and comfortable home environment.