Geothermal Heating and Cooling
Many of our clients are turning to geothermal heat pumps, harnessing stable subterranean temperatures to heat and cool their homes. The systems are desirable for their energy efficiency, comfort, quiet, low-maintenance, and low operating costs. Some systems also assist with domestic water heating. Although geothermal costs more than conventional systems upfront, the benefits and energy savings are well-documented and the pay back on the initial investment is often a good value. When available, tax deductions and credits assist in shortening the payback period.
In these images, horizontal loop systems are being installed at two different Orange County homes that we have recently completed. In the photos above, a large field was an ideal location to bury the pipes. In the photos below, some of the piping was carefully integrated into a stand of trees. In both cases, we were mindful to provide spacious, easily accessible, “sealed” (thermally and moisture-isolated) mechanical rooms. Click on each image for a larger view.
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Photos: Bizios Architect