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Go Green! Save 30%-70% off your utility costs by switching to Geothermal!

 We have dedicated the last 17 years to improving the environment by using Geothermal Heat Pump Systems 
 as an energy-efficient form of heating and cooling your building. We place emphasis on conserving energy 
 with every detail of our installations ~ Conventional or Geothermal.

 As the prices of oil and propane continue to rise, homeowners continually find it's more and more expensive 
 to heat their homes. And with rising energy costs it's not cheap to cool a house in the summer either. 
 Geothermal heat pumps offer an alternative to conventional heating and air-conditioning systems that is 
 safe, renewable, environmentally-friendly, and inexpensive.

 Geothermal systems use the Earth's renewable energy, just below the surface, to heat or cool a home or 
 other building, and to help provide domestic hot water. Geothermal systems are the best choice you can 
 make for both your pocketbook and your planet. In fact, these systems are so good that the U.S. 
 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said they are, 

"The most energy-efficient, environmentally clean,  and cost-effective 
space conditioning systems available today."

 At Air Solutions, Inc. we believe in being environmentally friendly. We take every opportunity to participate 
 in helping the environment. We recycle old parts and units and conducting a mostly paperless business, to 
 designing & installing geothermal systems ~ a naturally renewable and non-polluting energy source.

 How It Works


 Types of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems

How It Works

 About five feet beneath the surface, the Earth's temperature remains fairly constant year-round, in most
 of California at about 56ºF. Geothermal takes advantage of this constant temperature to provide 
 extremely efficient heating and cooling.

 In winter, a fluid circulating through pipes buried in the ground absorbs heat from the earth and carries it 
 into the home. The Geothermal system inside the home uses a heat pump to concentrate the earth's 
 thermal energy and then to transfer it to the interior space for warmth.

 In the summer, the process is reversed: heat is extracted from the air in the house and transferred 
 through the heat pump to the ground loop piping. The fluid in the ground loop then carries the heat back 
 to the earth. The only external energy needed for Geothermal is the small amount of electricity needed to 
 operate the heat pump, ground loop pump and distribution fan or pump. 

The Earth absorbs and stores approximately 
47% of the sun's 
solar energy

  • Enjoy lower utility bills - 30% to 70% lower than with conventional systems
  • Virtually no maintenance
  • Higher levels of comfort year-round
  • Peace of mind of knowing you're being environmentally responsible
  • Geothermal systems burn no fossil fuel, therefore eliminate carbon monoxide
  • The average Geothermal heat pump will last approximately 25 years (twice the life expectancy of most fuel burning systems)

Types of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems

 Closed Loop - With a closed loop Geothermal system, water or
 some type of antifreeze solution is pumped continuously through 
 underground piping, absorbing mild temperatures from the Earth 
 or a pond and transferring it to the home in summer for cooling 
 and reverse in winter for heating. These loops of tubing can be 
 run either horizontally at depths of five to eight feet or vertically 
 to a depth of a few hundred feet. The choice of using a horizontal 
 or vertical system will depend on the availability of space and the 
 cost of installation, although a vertical system is generally more 

 Open Loop - An open loop Geothermal system uses water 
 pumped through the system from a water source. Heat is then 
 extracted from the water before it is discharged back to the 
 source in winter, and reverse in summer. A consistent supply of 
 good, quality water is most important to the open loop 
 Geothermal system.  (Pond or Well Water)

Types of Closed Loop Systems

 Depending on the size of the property, closed-loop systems may 
 be installed in a variety of ways:

 Vertical Loop (most common):
 For smaller-sized lots, the loops can be installed vertically using 
 a drill rig. The rig bores holes to about 250- 300 feet per ton of 
 heat pump capacity. U-shaped loops of pipe are inserted into the 
 holes, then backfilled with a sealing solution (grouting material). 

 Horizontal Loop:
 A horizontal loop is used on large lots (typically acreage).  
 Excavation includes digging the trenches and installing the pipe 
 without disturbing landscaping immediately near the home.

 Pond Loop (can be open or closed):
 Pond or lake loops are another type of system, which is 
 very cost-effective since excavation is limited to trenching 
 between the home and pond/lake. In a Pond loop, polyethylene 
 pipe is sunk at the bottom of the pond and fluid is circulated 
 through the pipe to exchange heat between the geothermal heat 
 pump and the body of water. As a general rule, the body of 
 water must also be within 300 feet of your home/structure. 
 The pond must have a minimum depth of 8-10 feet at its lowest 
 level during the year to be considered. 
 Generally, a minimum of a half-acre pond is required to provide 
 adequate surface area for heat transfer.
Closed Loop System
Vertical Loop
Horizontal Loop
Receive a 30% Federal Tax Credit 
on a Geothermal System!
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