Why a Geothermal System Might be Right for You
The benefits of geothermal start with savings but don't end there. Carrier geothermal heat pumps come with two-stage or variable speed blowers that ensure even temperatures year-round and excellent dehumidification. Plus, since the unit is installed indoors, the lifespan is longer than an ordinary outdoor HVAC unit.
Perfect for larger lots, horizontal loops sit four to six feet below the surface. Some use a single pipe, and others use two or three circuits in order to shorten the trench length.
For smaller lots, your Carrier geothermal dealer may recommend a vertical loop system. This configuration loops down into the ground, instead of further out.
A pond is a great source of energy, even when covered in ice. Pond loops can be a very economical solution. The only digging required is a trench from the pond to the house.
Well Water Loops
Well-water loops, also known as open loops, use existing water wells in lieu of pipes in the ground. Instead of recirculating water, open loop systems simply discharge it once it has passed through the geothermal unit.