Is a Geothermal Heating System Right For Your Home?

May 20, 2016

Geothermal heaters are an environmentally friendly and efficient option available to homeowners. There are a number of choices to consider when choosing the best HVAC system for your home. HVAC systems are installed based on the requirements of your home – either stand alone or in combination with gas furnace heaters or electric heaters. Geothermal heating systems are an environmentally friendly and efficient option available to homeowners. What are Geothermal Heaters? Geothermal heaters use naturally available heat inside the earth to heat up a living space. Using electricity to run, geothermal heaters have three or four parts, comprising of a heat generating loop, an indoor unit, and the ductwork. A four-piece heater has an additional air handler. Types of Geothermal Heater There are two types of geothermal heaters, which vary on the type of heat exchanging ground loops. Water source geothermal heaters – This type of heater makes use of water pumps and refrigerant-to-water heat exchangers and tubing that is buried into the ground to extract the earth’s heat. Geoexchange heaters – These heaters use copper-based refrigerant tubing by directly attaching them to the ground, for more efficient heat transfer. Both these types of geothermal heaters are dependable and use electricity. However, the direct geoexchange heaters prove to be more efficient in the...

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Recognized by Enertech for Promoting GeoComfort Geothermal Systems

May 6, 2016

Local St. Louis business, Scott-Lee Heating Company, Inc., is recognized by Enertech as one of the nation’s premier geothermal installers! (GREENVILLE, IL – April 20, 2016) – Local residents don’t have to look far to find a highly qualified geothermal installer to help them reduce their carbon footprint and save money on monthly utilities. Enertech Global, manufacturer of GeoComfort geothermal heating and cooling systems, hosted its annual Dealer Meeting April 13-18, celebrating its 20th anniversary, and recognizing its top dealers from 2015. Local St. Louis business, Scott-Lee Heating Company, Inc., is one of the nation’s premier geothermal installers, having earned the Double Diamond award during the 20th Annual Enertech Global Dealer Meeting held in Cancun, Mexico. They offer the complete line of GeoComfort geothermal equipment and accessories for residential and commercial heating, cooling and hot water comfort systems and have significant experience installing and servicing these systems. Enertech President and CEO Steve Smith presented Scott-Lee Heating Company, Inc. with the distinguished award for demonstrating excellence in sales, installation and customer service. “We believe we have the best dealers in the industry,” said Smith. “They can be counted on to provide the ultimate comfort experience for the homeowner, and to hold...

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5 Reasons to Consider Geothermal Heating – St. Louis HVAC Solutions

January 15, 2016

Talk with a St. Louis HVAC expert about geothermal solutions for your home. Maybe the higher cost of installation or the thought of having to dig up that flower bed you had painstakingly planted made you pass on upgrading to a geothermal system. However important your reasons for not considering a geothermal heat pump for your home, there are five compelling ones that will make you reconsider. Geothermal Heat Pumps Are More Efficient The most efficient gas furnaces on the market are able to provide an efficiency rating between 90 and 94 percent. With a geothermal heat pump, you see an efficiency rating of at least 400%. In other terms, for every one unit of electrical energy used, you get four units of energy. Geothermal Heat Pumps Operate Silently Geothermal heat pumps are much quieter than your central air conditioning unit or current heat pump. There is no outdoor unit humming over your summer barbecues and no banging as they start up on a winter night. Geothermal heat pumps operate at the same sound level as your kitchen refrigerator, making it one of the most quiet components in your house. Geothermal Heat Pumps Are Environmentally Friendly Both the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency recognize...

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Twenty Interesting Facts About Geothermal Energy

May 9, 2014

Geothermal heating and cooling systems can result in significant energy savings. Geothermal heat pumps use far less electricity and produce less noise compared to conventional HVAC systems. The best thing is that geothermal systems have a long lifespan of up to 20-25 years and requires minimal maintenance. The Benefits of Geothermal Energy HVAC experts believe that geothermal systems may require a higher initial installation cost, but they pay themselves off in terms of lower energy bills, low maintenance, high durability, and high efficiency. Here are some interesting facts about geothermal energy and how it impacts our environment and our lives. Geothermal energy is generated by tapping heat stored under the earth’s surface. Geothermal energy provides for less than 10% of the world’s energy. Geothermal energy is green energy as it poses no threat to the environment. Geothermal energy is cheap compared to conventional energy forms. Geothermal energy is a leading source of energy in Iceland. The country sources 18% of its electricity from geothermal energy. Geothermal energy is primarily used in electricity generation and heating. Geothermal energy is tapped from earth using geothermal heat pumps. Geothermal energy use produces very low greenhouse emissions; it produces only 3% of the emissions of a fossil...

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