We have recently discussed the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling as
it pertains to residential applications, but what about business and commercial
use? Hundreds of office buildings, medical centers, warehouses, retail stores
and malls throughout Indianapolis, Carmel, Noblesville, Avon and numerous area communities could also benefit from the implementation of a Geothermal Heat Pump (GHP) system.
According to recent article on GreenBuildingPro.com, "For the average commercial building in the US, 50 percent or more of the energy use will be for air conditioning, heating and ventilation. The equipment, operations and management of your HVAC systems are going to be a huge long-term cost that will significantly affect the value of the building for decades. GHP delivers the most long-term bang for the buck that you will find anywhere. GHP is also a tried and true technology; it’s been used in this country for more than half a century. With the new materials, technology, and construction processes available today, GHP is extremely reliable, damage resistant, efficient, and cost competitive."
The US Department of Energy estimates that GHP systems can range from 300 to 600 percent efficient. In other words, for every unit of energy you put into the system, you will get the equivalent of three to six units of energy back. Nothing else comes close. You’ll use less electricity and/or less natural gas or coal, depending on your utility company. If you also use geothermal to make hot water, you will reduce your energy consumption even more. And you can virtually eliminate water used in a traditional HVAC system’s evaporative cooling system with cooling towers.
Geothermal heat pumps are ready today to effectively fight climate change,
reduce air pollution and increase energy efficiency, according to both the
U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Visit these Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning web site for more information
- Geothermal Heating and Cooling
- The Realities of Geothermal Heating and Cooling
- Misconceptions About Geothermal Heating and Cooling.
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