In a region with long, hard winters and high energy costs, a geothermal heating and cooling system can be a game-changer. What is geothermal heating and geothermal air conditioning? A geothermal system works on the same principle as a deep water well: you dig down deep on your property and draw up the resources you need. And to stay comfortable and save money, the resource you need is geothermal energy.
The wild weather and changing climate in Maine and New Hampshire have made us hardy. But burrow below the frost line and the temperature stays steady—warmer than the surface in the winter, cooler than the surface in the summer. By cycling water between your home and the surface using a geothermal well and a geothermal heat pump you can replace expensive heating and cooling systems like oil, wood, or electricity and take advantage of a low-cost, all-natural, stable and inexhaustible energy source—geothermal energy.
How does geothermal energy work at Western Maine Water?
- Working with your local contractor, our skilled geothermal technicians dig down past the frost line and run a trench back to your home.
- Pipes are placed in the hole and trenches to form the ground loop—a circuit of groundwater that will cycle through your geothermal heat pump to create a geothermal heating and geothermal cooling system.
- After the geothermal heat pump installation in your home, you will be able to draw heat from your home in the summer (geothermal air conditioning) and bring heat into your home in the winter (geothermal home heating). This system naturally inverts as the seasons change to keep you and your family comfortable.
Geothermal heating systems typically cost less to operate than other systems and create optimal conditions within your home while lowering your carbon footprint.
Not every home in Maine or New Hampshire sits on a site capable of supporting geothermal heating or geothermal cooling, however. Our experienced experts can evaluate your home’s suitability as well as provide an estimate for how long it will take you to recoup your geothermal heating system installation cost.
If you want to explore geothermal installation, talk to the certified, licensed, insured experts at Western Maine Water today.