Geothermal Innovations designs, manufactures and installs the most energy efficient ground heat exchanger for geothermal HVAC applications on the market. The Gi4 VHEX (Vertical Heat Exchanger) is 60% more efficient than current U-Bend installations and offers the best performance for water source heat pumps (WSHP). A single Gi4 well can produce enough energy to operate WSHPs with a capacity of up to 6 tons. Gi4 also produces the highest BTU's per foot over any other product with the longevity of standard High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) performance.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems use electrically powered water-source heat pumps that use the earth’s high thermal capacity and constant 50-55 degree temperature as a sustainable energy resource. The heat pumps provide heating and cooling from water circulating through pipes buried beneath the earth’s surface. This process is 40-70% more energy efficient than conventional forced-air systems, which use lower capacity outside air (sometimes subject to extreme temperatures) as a resource for cooling and heating.
Your facility will be equipped with a water source heat pump, which uses geothermal tempered water to supply or remove heat from a space. The system water is returned to the ground heat exchanger to pick up or release the heat back into the earth. During the summer, the system reverses itself to cool the building by pulling heat from the building and placing it into the ground.
Common heat exchange options include: Vertical Ground Heat Exchanger, Horizontal Ground Heat Exchanger, Open Loop System, Pond/Lake Loop System
Geothermal heat pumps not only save money in operating and maintenance costs, they also offer the benefit of free hot water. During the summer cooling period, the heat taken from a building is used to create hot potable water, while in the winter water-heating costs are still reduced by approximately 50%.
Because they use fewer mechanical components, and because those components are sheltered from the elements (like leaves, dirt and possible vandalism), geothermal heat pumps are durable and highly reliable. The underground heat exchanger often has a 50+ year warranty, while the water source heat pumps themselves typically last 25 years or more.
With geothermal there are no outside condensing units like air conditioners, so there’s no concern about air conditioning noise. While inside, a two speed geothermal system is as quiet as a refrigerator and produces no blast of cold or hot air; users oftentimes do not even know it’s operating. Geothermal also improves humidity control by maintaining about 50% relative indoor humidity.
Geothermal systems are recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as the most environmentally friendly heating and cooling technology available. Due to the significant reduction in carbon emissions, it is a system you can feel good about using.
Geothermal systems offer curb appeal because there is no need for high maintenance outside condensers, boilers or cooling towers. In addition, because there are no large heating units and boiler rooms necessary, geothermal systems offer more building space to be used for other reasons.
Individual Zone Control: In large buildings, many individual heat pumps can be placed in different zones and each can be sized to meet the needs of the space it conditions. When properly integrated, these systems recover excess heat from one indoor zone of the building and use it where it is needed. For example, heat pumps on the sunny side of a large building with an integrated system can provide cooling while those on the shady side are providing heat. Each of these individual units is attached to the same underground exterior loop connection by a manifold inside the building. It is even possible to connect multiple buildings in the same general area to the same exterior loop connection.
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Geothermal Innovations, LLC's mission is to provide advanced, energy-efficient geothermal heat exchanger technology to public and private sectors of the HVAC industry to significantly reduce installation costs as well as the reliance on fossil fuels, environmental pollution, and dependence on foreign suppliers of energy.