ClimateMaster Geothermal Systems bring your home in harmony with nature, while providing unmatched energy efficiency at a price that can’t be beat. Our geothermal systems work in concert with the stable earth temperatures to provide heating in the winter, and cooling in the summer.
Much like the way the roots of a tree exchange the essentials of life with their leaves and branches, a ClimateMaster geothermal heat pump provides superior comfort and a more tranquil environment to your home and family via our system’s smooth operation and consistent temperatures. You will experience amazing peace and tranquility, and efficiency while your ClimateMaster geothermal system saves energy for generations to come. That’s because ClimateMaster is Invented for Life.
Outside, temperatures fluctuate with the changing seasons, but underground temperatures don’t change nearly as dramatically, thanks to the mass of the earth. Four to eight feet below the ground, the temperature remains relatively constant year round. A ClimateMaster geothermal system, which typically consists of an indoor heat pump and a buried system of pipes called a ground loop, and/or a well system, capitalizes on these constant temperatures to provide “free” energy.
In winter time, fluid circulating through the earth loop (or well) absorbs stored heat from the ground and carries it indoors. The ClimateMaster geothermal heat pump compresses the heat to a higher temperature and distributes it throughout the home.
In summer time, the process reverses, and the cooler earth absorbs the heat from the home, returning cooler fluid to the ClimateMaster geothermal heat pump. This fluid is typically cooler than the outside temperatures, providing a more efficient operation and energy savings.
Just like trees and plants have different root systems, there are several coupling options to fit different climates, geologies, and lifestyles. Your ClimateMaster geothermal expert will know which works best for you.
Vertical Ground Loops are perhaps the most common earth coupling system, primarily because they make good use of limited space. Holes are drilled into the earth, and then a pair of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipes, connected by a “U” bend at the bottom are inserted into each hole. The bore holes are sealed with an environmentally safe grout material to enhance the transfer of heat to and from the earth, and to protect the subterranean environment. The underground pipes are connected together and run neatly into the home and are connected to a ClimateMaster geothermal heat pump.
Horizontal ground loops are often less expensive to install, but need more surface area. Rather than drilling, trenchers or excavators are used to dig 4 to 6 feet deep (or more), and loop variations ranging from single pipes to slinky style are laid at the bottom of the excavation. The piping is connected together, and run into the home for connection to a ClimateMaster geothermal heat pump. The excavation is backfilled, and returned to its original condition.
Pond loops are often the least expensive application as a geothermal source. Though bodies of surface water fluctuate with ambient temperatures, these fluctuations are not as marked as actual ambient temperatures. This application is well-suited in situations where the body of water is large enough, and where boating, fishing, or other activities do not pose a risk to the loops. Pond loops can provide advantages to marine life.
Also referred to as “Pump to Reinjection” or “Class V Thermal Exchange Well”, these systems are often the best choice for cooling dominant climates (including residential) where the warm climate predominantly requires cooling, and commercial applications. A pair of boreholes is drilled, one as the source well, and one as the injection well, and the water is pumped from the aquifer through the geothermal heat pumps, and injected back into the aquifer with no chemical change. Talk to your ClimateMaster Geothermal representative about your particular application.