Geothermal Heat Pumps

What would you say if I told you I know of a way for you to save half of what you spend monthly on your utility bill Would you be interested in hearing what I had to say I am going to tell you about geothermal heat pumps, this is what will save you so much money each year.
Geothermal energy has been used for many years it has been used in the hot springs it is also used to produce electricity without the negative effects.
Having a Geothermal Heat Pump is a really good way to cut down on your utility expenses. Since a Geothermal is an earth loop which uses the ground temperature to heat and cool your house compared to using the air temperature, in which cuts your utilities in half since your ground temperature is always 56 degrees compared to using the average 100 degree outside weather temperature with your tradition heat pump.
There are many different types of loops for example, you have your horizontal loop which consists of 250 foot trenches which contains 500 feet of pipe per ton tied into a manifold. Another loop would be Vertical loop which consists of 150 foot wells which contains 300 feet of pipe per ton tied into a manifold. Vertical loops are used when you have smaller areas to work in as they cost a little more. Pond loop is the next type of loop we are going to discuss. A pond loop consists of 300 foot coils per ton which is submersed in a pond but you need at least minimum of six feet of water and quarter acre of water per ton, in my opinion these are the most efficient and cost effective. This is a picture of a pond pump being sunk. These three types of loops are all closed loops and are economically friendly, because there is no pollution source, unlike all your natural gas heat pumps.
The basics of a Geothermal heat pump is that water circulates thru thousands of feet in a closed loop system thru the ground using the earth??™s natural temperature to heat and cool your house. There are other areas in which a Geothermal is better than your average heat pump; you can run radiant pipes in the walls of your pool to heat your pool. You can also run radiant pipes in your concrete floors to heat and cool your floors, and also if you live in a cooler area in which there are sever winters you can run your radiant pipe in your driveways and sidewalks that will keep your walkways and drive clear of ice and snow. People in Oregon already use geothermal heat sources to keep their roads and sidewalks from freezing. (http://geothermal.marin.org/pwrheat.html#Q2).
The system cost is much higher than conventional systems, but the difference is usually returned in energy savings in 3??“10 years. In general, a geothermal heat pump cost is around $5,500-$10,000. This is the price range is without added features. For those with added features the value is expectedly a little higher. Aside from the cost of the unit itself, one should also consider added cost on installation, which may range well within $10,000-$25,000, which may also vary depending on extra features and ton size of the home. The System life for a Geothermal is estimated at 25 years for the inside components and 50+ years for the ground loop, also the ground loop is socket fused together which every fusion has a 50 year warranty guaranteed not to leak. There are approximately 50,000 geothermal units installed in the United States in each year.
Geothermal Heat Pumps also improve humidity control by maintaining 50% of the indoor humidity making them very effective in places where there is high humidity. Also since the unit is easily accessible this makes it easier to maintain the upkeep and maintenance on the unit. Because they have no outside condensing units like air conditioners, theres no concern about noise outside the home. A two-speed geothermal heat pump system is so quiet inside a house that users do not know it is operating: there are no tell-tale blasts of cold or hot air.
Socket fusion is basically plastic welding; you have a handheld iron which contains heating elements that has a male face on one side and a female on the other side. You heat the pipe at 500 degrees 23 seconds on 2 inch pipe, 20 seconds on your inch and a quarter pipe, and 8-10 seconds on your ? pipe.

Here is some information about the savings consistent with your geothermal heat pumps.
Annual greenhouse gas savings from using a ground source heat pump instead of a high-efficiency furnace in a detached residence
Country Electricity CO2
Emissions Intensity
GHG savings relative to
natural gas
heating oil
electric heating

Canada 223 ton/GWh[16][17][18]
2.7 ton/yr 5.3 ton/yr 3.4 ton/yr
Russia 351 ton/GWh[16][17]
1.8 ton/yr 4.4 ton/yr 5.4 ton/yr
USA 676 ton/GWh[17]
-0.5 ton/yr 2.2 ton/yr 10.3 ton/yr
China 839 ton/GWh[16][17]
-1.6 ton/yr 1.0 ton/yr 12.8 ton/yr

??? HL = seasonal heat load ? 80 GJ/yr for a modern detached house in the northern USA
??? FI = emissions intensity of fuel = 50 kg(CO2)/GJ for natural gas, 73 for heating oil
??? AFUE = furnace efficiency ? 95% for a modern condensing furnace
??? COP = heat pump coefficient of performance ? 3.2 seasonally adjusted for northern USA heat pump
EI = emissions intensity of electricity ? 200-800 ton(CO2)/GWh, depending on region

References
Retrieved from: http://www.need.org/needpdf/infobook_activities/SecInfo/GeothermalS.pdf On August 9, 2010
Retrieved from: http://geothermal.marin.org/pwrheat.html#Q2 On August 9, 2010
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