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Richmond BySolar is a value added reseller of Heliodyne solar thermal systems.


     
 
 

Geothermal Heat Pumps

Geothermal heat pumps have been in use since the late 1940s.

  • Exhanges heat with the earth through a ground heat exchanger.
  • Uses the constant temperature of the earth as the exchange medium.
  • Ground remains at a relatively constant temperature around 60F in Richmond.
  • Geothermal heat pumps are able to heat & cool.
  • Very High efficiencies (300%-600%) on the coldest of winter nights (compared to 175%-250% for air-source heat pumps on cool days).
  • Additional costs are returned to you in energy savings in 5–10 years.
  • System life is estimated at 25 years for the inside components and 50+ years for the ground loop.
  • 40,000 geothermal heat pumps installed in the US each year.

  • Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pumps

  • Uses 25%–50% less electricity than conventional heating or cooling systems.
  • Reduces energy consumption and emissions up to 44% compared to air-source heat pumps.
  • Excellent "zone" space conditioning.
  • No blasts of cold or hot air.
  • Durable and highly reliable.
  • No outdoor compressor - less susceptible to vandalism.
  • Requires less space than that needed by conventional HVAC systems.
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