Commercial Geothermal Energy Systems in North Carolina

Geothermal energy technology uses the natural heat of the Earth to heat or cool your office or commercial property without harming the environment.

With the ability to heat or cool buildings using Earth’s natural heat makes HVAC systems safe, energy-efficient, renewable, and environmentally friendly. Many of our clients are investing in geothermal energy to reduce power usage and lower energy bills. 

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Superior Mechanical is proud to offer commercial geothermal energy alternatives to North Carolina. Geothermal energy systems allow companies to heat or cool offices or facilities without damaging the environment. Our geothermal technology harnesses the earth's natural heat as an energy source and transforms it into sustainable, clean geothermal 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.

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Geothermal energy is also attractive to clients and investors looking to generate electricity. The general public often looks upon a North Carolina business that is doing its part to protect the environment favorably. You can use your geothermal sources of energy investment to promote your brand’s image.

By using geothermal renewable energy sources, your business can not only do its part to save the environment but reap long-term financial benefits.

The utilization of geothermal energy in commercial properties is becoming an increasingly preferred option for heating and cooling. Economically speaking, converting to this type of renewable energy source production in large commercial settings, where monthly energy costs are significant, is far more cost-effective and is an easy decision for building managers, owners, and operators to make

How Does Geothermal HVAC Work?

Geothermal heating and cooling systems utilize a subsurface geothermal tap. This tap is a closed loop system that sits below the surface of the ground, where the ground temperatures remain roughly 50 degrees year-round. This constant temperature reduces the energy needs of heating and cooling systems. Geothermal heating and cooling energy-resource systems are the most efficient and cost-effective means for commercial heating and cooling available today. These sustainable energy systems are used across the United States and have proven to be over 45% more energy efficient than standard heating and cooling system options. This energy efficiency will allow commercial property managers, owners, and operators the ability to save large amounts on their monthly energy use and utility bills.

In addition to the geothermal tap and closed ground loop, the geothermal heat pump system includes many elements within traditional forced air heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, such as the air handlers and ductwork you would expect to see in any modern commercial HVAC space. While the geothermal heat pump provides the main source of thermal energy, the air source is the same as that of any other system.

Benefits of a Geothermal Energy System

Several types of commercial buildings throughout North Carolina can benefit from the application of electricity generation through a geothermal HVAC system, including: 

  • Schools.
  • Police stations.
  • Government buildings.
  • Hospitals.
  • Any large commercial structure that requires consistent use of an HVAC system.

These structures can benefit in many ways, including costs related to ownership. While commercial geothermal HVAC systems for heating and cooling are associated with a high cost to implement, the savings accrued over time can be very significant. Imagine having to heat a large commercial space on a low temperature, 0-degree day. With a geothermal heating and cooling system for electricity production, the energy load needed to increase the temperature is significantly less. The reason why that’s the case is because the geothermal heating system utilizes the ground temperature as a heat source, which is roughly 50 degrees Fahrenheit. This applies to hot days as well, as the system is at a better starting point to cool the large indoor air of the commercial space. Geothermal heat pump efficiency is measured using a ratio known as the coefficient of performance (COP). The COP is a ratio of heating or cooling output to the clean-energy input to run the machine.

Often, these high-efficiency electrical energy sources can save you money. Savings can be between 30%- 60% on heating and 20%- 50% on cooling, lowering energy bills, and making investments into these systems worth evaluating. Despite the large upfront cost of a geothermal HVAC installation, they pay for themselves in an average of 10 years! These power-generation systems also generally last close to 20 years, making them a great investment for your renewable-energy needs.

There are also positive climate and environmental benefits of converting to this type of heating and cooling system. These enhanced geothermal systems lower overall energy consumption and utility costs, lowering the reliance on fossil fuels, thus lowering the impact of the high energy use of commercial HVAC systems. As an added bonus, there is a large federal tax credit for converting to an energy-efficient cooling and heating system and lowering your carbon footprint.

Geothermal HVAC Repair

Superior Mechanical offers top-quality repairs and service for commercial geothermal HVAC systems. Some of the most common issues that arise with Geothermal HVAC systems include:

  • Heat pump issues: All geothermal systems utilize heat pumps to cool or heat your building, and as with air-source heat pumps, ground-source heat pump systems can encounter issues with fans, compressors, and antifreeze leaks.
  • Scale build-up: Some geothermal heat pumps use water to facilitate heat transfer. If the water in the geothermal heat pump system has high levels of minerals, there can be a buildup of calcified minerals that clings to the insides of the pump system.
  • Ground loop leaks: If you notice inexplicable wet spots in your yard, your ground loop may have a leaking underground pipe which will need to be repaired to keep your system running efficiently. Luckily these loops do not carry refrigerant but a water and antifreeze mixture. To diagnose, a technician will inject a dye into the loop and find the leak in order to repair it.

HVAC Installations with Superior Mechanical

If you own, operate, or manage any type of commercial building or property in North Carolina and have significant monthly utility costs, contact Superior Mechanical today, and we will show you just how much you can save on operating costs over time. We will also show you how your initial investment into a commercial geothermal system for your heating and cooling needs will pay for itself over time with our renewable sources.

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