What are the advantages of Geoexchange?

  • The advantages of the geothermic renewable energy are the following:
    - Heats the premises during winter without burning fossil fuels (natural gas, methane, propane, crude oil, coal or wood)
    - Cools the premises during summer without using air conditioning units and chillers
    - It is a silent system
    - It does not pollute the air, ground or water, being considered by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the most eco-friendly HVAC technology
    - It has the lowest life cycle cost when compared to the conventional heating/cooling systems, according to the US Department of Energy (DoE)
    - It allows the reduction of the utility bills by 30-70% in comparison with the costs of conventional systems due to its coefficient of performance (COP) of between 3.3 and 5 (COP – proportion between heat produced and electricity used), while during the cooling process the Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER – proportion between cool produced and electricity used) is between 6 and 7
    - Although the initial investment cost is higher than the one implied by conventional systems, the amortization is completed in an interval of 3 to 8 years from the savings (3 US $/sq. m/year, while conventional systems operating costs amount to 18-35 US $/sq. m/year) in operating costs for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and water heating
    - The HVAC Geoexchange systems’ maintenance is simple, ensuring a high level of comfort throughout the year while also totally removing any type of environmental pollution
    - A Geoexchange system possesses more than 50 years of operation warranty