Geothermal

Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed to use the energy from the sun, stored in the Earth, to keep your home or commercial property comfortable all year round. It doesn’t matter whether it’s sunny outside or if the ground is blanketed in snow, you’re home will always maintain a comfortable temperature, at a fraction of the price of traditional heating and cooling systems.

How a Chatham Geothermal System Works

The Next Energy Geothermal (click on the link to visit manufacturer’s website)┬ásystems that Arctic Heating and Cooling provides Chatham and Wallaceburg customers is comprised of three main components: the Earth, underground piping, and the geothermal unit. An ethanol solution is circulated through the underground piping, creating highly efficient conductors of heat. During the cold Chatham-Kent winters, the ethanol solution in the pipes absorb the heat from the ground, which once warmed up, flows into the geothermal unit within the home, generating a continual heat source. During the summer months, this heat transfer happens in reverse. Warm fluid from the geothermal unit leaves the home and is cooled as the underground pipes exchange heat with the cooler Earth. Click the image to the right for an in depth explanation of Arctic Heating & Cooling’s Next Energy Geothermal systems.

The Four Big Benefits of Geothermal Systems

  1. Savings: Geothermal heating and cooling systems provide home owners significant monthly energy savings. Homes that have converted from oil or electric heating often see savings of more than 75% on their energy bills, while natural gas conversions often result in savings of nearly 40%.
  2. Environment: Geothermal heating and cooling systems make use of the limitless energy stored in the Earth’s surface. As such, a geothermal system, when installed in an average-sized home, reduces fossil fuel emissions dramatically. Replacing a traditional heating and cooling system with geothermal has the same environmental benefits as planting an acre’s worth of trees!
  3. Comfort: Geothermal systems are designed to effortlessly maintain a constant, comfortable room temperature all year round.
  4. Independence: A geothermal system gives you control over your energy future. You own your own land, so why not take full advantage of it’s energy potential? A geothermal system enables you to use the earth’s latent heating and cooling capacity efficiently and affordably.

Check out our Resource Section to learn more about the benefits of Chatham geothermal systems or contact an Arctic Heating and Cooling representative today to schedule a free in-home estimate.