A Geothermal Heat pump is an electrically powered system that taps the stored energy from the earth. These systems are Energy Efficient, Cost Effective, Reliable, Quiet, Safe, Clean, and Environmentally Friendly.
Geothermal heat pumps use the earth's constant temperature to provide heating, cooling, and hot water for homes and commercial buildings. Call E&J Geothermal today to have a geothermal heat pump system installed for your Solon, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, North Liberty, or Coralville home!
With the assistance of the earth's energy a geothermal system has less work to do to reach the desired temperature setting throughout the year, the system is highly efficient and lowers operating costs. A fossil fuel furnace may be 80% to 90% percent efficient; a geothermal heat pump is amazingly 450% efficient.
If you are ready to cut down on environmental pollution and save money while doing so; give us a call today an experienced geothermal technician is ready to help.
The geothermal heat pump, also known as the ground source heat pump, is a highly efficient renewable energy technology that is gaining wide acceptance for both residential and commercial applications. Geothermal heat pumps are used for space heating and cooling, as well as water heating.
The greatest advantage of these systems is that they work by concentrating naturally existing heat, rather than producing heat through combustion of fossil fuels. Installing a Geothermal system not only saves you money on your energy bills, but it also contributes to the efforts of reducing our overall fossil fuel consumption.
The Trilogy® 45 Q-Mode® delivers unprecedented comfort and energy efficiency through a “Trilogy” of precision components: variable speed compressor, variable speed fan and variable speed loop pump. You are always connected to this next generation technology through the internet-connected iGate® system.
Warranty Information: E&J is able to provide customers with a 10-year parts / 10-year labor warranty, because we are a preferred dealer/installer.
The variable speed compressor and fan set new standards for controlling temperature and humidity by running at lower speeds for longer periods. The compressor also powers the Q-Mode® hot water generator which can further reduce your energy bills for years to come.
Manufactured with unmatched quality and craftsmanship here in the USA and backed by a limited 10-year parts and labor warranty, the Bosch Greensource Geothermal Heat Pump was specifically designed to improve the ease of service, sound quality, aesthetics and energy efficiency.
Warranty Information: E&J is able to provide customers with an 11-year parts and labor warranty on these units, because we are a preferred dealer/installer.
With multi-positional installation, not only can you easily install our product, but you can keep your inventory low. The Bosch Greensource Geothermal Heat pump is designed to be field-configured for various arrangements including air discharge (top, back or side) and air return (left or right). This means less need to stock various unit configurations and easier installations.
Innovative design, high-efficiency and a reliable product means easier installations, fewer callbacks and more satisfied customers. However, when a unit needs servicing, Greensource makes it easy. All main components including: removable electric box, blower inlet ring, wiring harnesses, and thermostat connection plug; are entirely serviceable from the front of the unit. Additionally, the easy-to-read LCD allows for fault codes to be automatically displayed, thereby cutting down on diagnostic time and identifying faults as quickly as possible.
Greensource is equipped with an advanced sound package comprising of a unique floating base pan to isolate internal components from the exterior cabinet thereby reducing sound and vibration. Combined with high-density, closed-cell foam cabinet insulation makes the Greensource one of the quietest units on the market.
Bosch’s top of the line Greensource geothermal heat pump is now available. The CDi series, which stands for Complete Design with Innovation, is built and tested to be one of the highest efficiency and most reliable units on the market.
Horizontal "Slinky" Ground Loop
This type of design is cost effective on smaller projects or where there is sufficient space for the loop. Trenches, four to seven feet deep, are created and a series of parallel plastic pipes are laid inside of them. These loops are tied into a manifold and connected to the heat pump. The fluid is then circulated, absorbing or rejecting heat to the earth depending on the mode of operation. A typical horizontal slinky loop's length will vary according to the soil type and the layout of the piping. Slinky Loops are ideal for geothermal installations for new construction because the ground is already disturbed
Horizontal "Bored" Ground Loop
Ideal for retro-fitting existing homes; bored loops do not disturb the ground as much as the Slinky loops do. Horizontal Bored Loops work well in a smaller lot size because the loop field can be placed underneath the home.
Vertical Ground Loop
This type is used mainly in commercial buildings where space is limited. Vertical holes 150 to 400 feet deep are drilled in the ground, and a single loop of pipe with a U-tube at the bottom is installed. The borehole is then sealed with grout to ensure good contact with the soil. The vertical ground loops are then connected to a horizontal underground header pipe that carried fluid to the unit. The earth's temperature is more stable farther below the surface which is an advantage for the system. Vertical ground loop fields may be located under the house and garden lots. The life expectancy is in excess of 50 years.
This type of design is economical when a project is located near a body of water. Fluid circulates through polyethylene piping in a closed system, just as it does through ground loops but in this case underwater. The pipes may be coiled in a slinky to fit more surfaces into a given amount of space. The lake needs to be a minimum size and depth depending on the load. Lake loops have no adverse impact on the aquatic system.
Well Water System
This type of design is only possible if there is sufficient ground water available in a well, lake or river in the area. The water must be of good quality. Local codes may limit the use of this system in certain areas. The system is open which means that water is pumped directly into the geothermal unit and then discharged either into a return well or a body of water. The water quality remains unaffected.