How Geothermal works in Central MN

Geothermal is the most environmentally-friendly & energy-efficient way to heat, cool and provide hot water in your home or business.

 

Outdoor temperatures in Minnesota can fluctuate extremely throughout the year. In contrast, ground temperatures 6 to 8 feet below the earth’s surface remain at a nearly constant 50-55 degrees year-round from absorbing the sun’s energy.

 

So how does it work? A series of pipes and hoses, called a “loopfield” is installed beneath the earth’s surface. All year-round, this loopfield circulates a mixture of water & antifreeze to exchange heat in or out of your home by using the earth’s constant warm temperature. This heat is exchanged through a geothermal heat pump (or ground source heat pump).

 

Ground source heat pumps today are known to be much more efficient than traditional heating & A/C systems. In addition to this, they save money both in operating costs and maintenance costs. Most systems also have a return of investment being within 5-7 years of installation.

 

Need more information? Our experts are ready to answer all your geothermal questions today!

 

 

Geothermal Heating

 

During winter, geothermal systems absorb heat stored in the ground through the loop, and transfer it to the ground source heat pump where the heat is concentrated and pumped into your home.

Geothermal Cooling

 

During summer, geothermal systems absorb heat from your home and disperse it into the cooler earth through the loop. The cool antifreeze returning to the home is used to create cool, dehumidified air for your home.

Geothermal Installation

 

Geothermal systems can be installed on nearly any home. Although horizonal loop fields are most common, vertical loopfields can be installed if the home or business is located on a smaller lot.

 

Call us today for a free estimate on geothermal installation throughout central MN.

Federal Tax Credits

Federal tax credits are currently available for geothermal installation! For more information, contact your accountant.

 

Federal tax credit for 2020: 26% of the cost of the system

 

Federal tax credit for 2021: 21% of the cost of the system

 

Geothermal tax credits are currently set to expire on December 31, 2021.

 

 

Geothermal Service & Repair

We offer 24-hour emergency geothermal service. Our goal is to be there for you throughout the life of your system. While we’d prefer problems not occur, things do happen which require expert analysis and repair. Our goal is to respond quickly to any issues in order to minimize their impact on both your comfort and your equipment’s life.