Geothermal energy is often referred to as a new form of alternative energy. While it is new in its current application, geothermal energy has been used to heat and air condition homes for several decades. Some of the more common variations include ground water source or open loop, horizontal and vertical closed loop, pond and lake loop systems.
No matter where you live, the outdoor temperature varies throughout the year. Here in Northern Michigan, we experience blazing hot summers and frigid cold winters. Regardless of the season the temperature below ground remains consistent throughout the year, approximately 55 degrees.
Nearly half of the solar energy our planet receives is absorbed by the ground. This provides an ideal source to efficiently heat and cool your home. Geothermal systems are able to tap into this free energy using a sealed underground piping loop filled with circulating water and a high-efficiency heat pump to transfer heat from the earth to your home.