Jackson Geothermal HVAC & Drilling

HOW IT WORKS

The geothermal process is based on a simple premise: Below the frost line - usually about six feet deep—the earth is a constant temperature of 50 to 55 degrees all year long.

During the winter, the heat pump absorbs heat from the ground and uses it to warm the air in your home.

In the warmer summer months, the process is reversed, taking heat from your home and transferring it back into the ground. This process can create virtually free hot water in the summer and delivers substantial hot water savings in the winter.

The basic elements of a geothermal system include:

  • Underground loops of piping
  • A liquid antifreeze solution
  • A heat pump
  • An air distribution system

CLOSED LOOP SYSTEM
At Jackson Geothermal, the systems we install are primarily vertical closed loop systems.

Boreholes are drilled into the ground to a certain depth; exact depth depends mainly on soil conditions and space limitations. In the Delaware Valley area, we usually drill between 400 and 600 feet down.

After the boreholes are drilled, a u-bend pipe is installed—two lengths of pipe are connected with what looks like a U at the end. For large jobs, multiple holes might be drilled. We then bring all the pipe into a trench, connect them, run pipe into your home and connect to your heat pump. When running, the system will circulate the water in the pipe loops and bring the earth's temperature up into your home. Using this renewable energy will help you save money on heating and cooling and reduce your carbon footprint.

For more detailed information on how geothermal works visit International Ground Source Heat Pump Association.

Learn just how much you can save by using geothermal heating and cooling to lower your energy costs.


Call us at 215.295.2823 to make an appointment to schedule a free consultation and comparative energy evaluation.