Geothermal Energy for HVAC
Superior Mechanical is proud to offer geothermal energy alternatives that can heat or cool your office or commercial facility without damaging the environment. Our geothermal energy technology harnesses the earth’s natural heat energy and transforms it into sustainable, clean power.
This process is safe, efficient, and renewable, meaning that your business will be able to generate the bulk of its own power. When your facility can reduce its power usage and energy bills, it will be more self-sufficient and more cost-efficient in the long run.
Geothermal energy is also an attractive feature to clients and investors. A business that is doing its part to protect the environment is looked upon favorably by the general public, and your geothermal energy investment can be used to promote your brand’s image.
By using geothermal energy, your business can not only do your part to save the environment, but reap long-term financial benefits.
How does Geothermal HVAC work?
Geothermal HVAC works by tapping into a large heat source beneath the earth’s surface. In North Carolina, our geothermal energy is generated entirely from ambient ground temperature that remains at about 50 to 60 °F throughout the year. This heat source is available at all times of the year and can be converted into electricity through a geothermal heat pump.
The geothermal heat pump system
A geothermal heat pump uses pipes that are buried beneath ground in a vertical or horizontal loop. Water is circulated throughout the loop with a pump and a vapor compression refrigeration cycle.
Because the ground temperature is nearly constant all year, the heat pump can efficiently provide both heating in the winter and cooling in the summer.
Your geothermal energy system
Because every facility is different, we will custom-build a geothermal energy system that accommodates your facility’s square footage, residential requirements, and land restrictions. We will design the system to not only function adequately, but tie into the existing structure’s design and exterior appearance.