What is Geothermal Heating and Cooling
Geothermal Heating and Cooling (also referred to as Geoexchange or Ground Source) is a Heating, Cooling, Hot Water and Pool Heating Solution that utilises the stable temperatures below the ground or in bodies of water to provide year round energy efficient comfort.
When heating a Geothermal system removes heat from a source (the ground or water) and utilises a heat pump to increase the temperature to a level that is useable to heat your space, hot water or pool.
When cooling the Geothermal system does the reverse and extracts the heat energy from the air inside your home or building and moves back to the source (the ground or water).
Geothermal Heating and Cooling has been utilised in South Australia since the early 90’s with a great number of those units still running, in recent years St Peter’s College in Adelaide converted their pool heating and space conditioning systems to a Geothermal Heating and Cooling solution saving then 2/3rds of the facilities running cost.
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The Benefits of Geothermal Heating and Cooling
We can deliver efficient solutions that include the following:
Commonly asked questions
Yes a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System can provide forced air (ducted or fan coil) air conditioning to your home or building. A Geothermal system still uses a heat pump like a conventional air conditioning system but instead of trying to reject heat to the outside air we reject heat to the ground.
Yes a Geothermal Heating System can provide heated water for a hydronic radiator heating system.
Yes a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System can provide heated water and chilled water for a hydronic infloor heating and cooling system.
Our Geothermal Heating and Cooling systems are not to be confused with a Hot Rocks system that taps into the Geothermal (Volcanic) heat at great depths. Our systems utilise pipework buried 1.5 meters deep for a horizontal system and up to 100 meters deep for a vertical system tapping into nature’s renewable stored energy provided by the sun.
Yes we are able to heat your pool, heat and cool your house + provide you hot water requirements with our systems. The beauty of a Geothermal cooling system tied incorporated with a home cooling solution is that we can move the heat from your home to the pool, saving you money.
Yes a Geothermal Heating system can replace a fossil fuel consuming boiler (Gas, Diesel and Oil) on your hydronic heating system giving you a much cleaner, energy efficient and environmentally friendly heating solution.
Yes a Geothermal Heating and Cooling system can be the perfect fit for a commercial application, From pool heating, Space conditioning to the production of large amounts of hot water we can tailor a solution to suit.
Yes a Geothermal Heating and Cooling system can utilise bore to provide heating and cooling. To work correctly you will need a flow of roughly 0.7 l/s per kW when your system is operational.
Yes a Geothermal Heating and Cooling system can utilise a dam, pond, lake or any other body of water. To work correctly you will roughly need 50 meter Sq of water surface area for 1 kW of heating and cooling. The depth of the body of water will need to be 1.8 meters minimum.
Our Geothermal systems are installed using only high-density polyethylene pipe. The chemical half life of this pipe is ~250 years and they are not effected by chemicals normally found in soil. A properly installed loop is expected to last well beyond the life expectancy of your home. PVC or copper pipe should not be used for ground loops.
Yes even though we are based in the Adelaide Hills we can design and install Geothermal Heating and Cooling systems anywhere in South Australia. Also if you are in another State we can put you in contact with a local installer.
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