Natural Geothermal Energy
What is geothermal heating and cooling?
Geothermal systems use the earth's thermal properties in conjunction with electricity to provide year round heating and cooling with unmatched efficiency. The system uses the relatively stable temperature of the earth as an energy source to bring you constant, even heating in winter, while providing better humidity control in the summer. Because geothermal systems operate more efficiently than ordinary heating and air conditioning systems, annual operating costs are significantly lower than traditional systems.
What is the environmental impact of a geothermal system?
Geothermal systems eliminate the combustion of fossil fuels on site and dramatically lower the need to generate power. This translates into a direct reduction in the emission of pollutants and greenhouse gasses such as carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and nitrous oxides (N02). Natural Resources Canada and the United States Environmental Protection Agency agree that geothermal systems are the most energy efficient, environmentally benign, and cost effective space conditioning technology available today.
What is the environmental impact of the Murano geothermal system? The Murano geothermal system will reduce green house gas emissions by approximately 125 metric tonnes per year. That is about the equivalent to eliminating 30 cars off the road or planting approximately 15 acres of trees. How cool is that!
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Who pays for the installation of the geothermal system?
The developer, Rossland Contracting Inc., bears the entire cost of the installation. This is part of the development cost of the building and is fully paid for before you purchase your suite.
How does this affect my strata fees and utility payments?
The geothermal system was chosen for its efficiency, environmental benefit and significant financial savings. Your low strata fees already include the cost of heating and cooling the entire building each month. The system also provides hot water for your suite, so the only utility bill you receive will be for your electrical usage (individually metered per unit).
Who owns the geothermal system?
Although the developer has paid for the full cost of installing the geo utility, it is owned by you, the strata. It is not owned by a third party utility company.
What is the life span of the geothermal system?
The life span of the geo utility is approximately the life of the building. Other than the heat pumps, which are on an annual maintenance program, there are very few moving parts.
How safe is a geothermal system?
A geothermal system uses the natural warming and cooling from the earth below, so there is no flame, no flue, no odors, and no risk from carbon monoxide. Just safe, reliable operation year after year.
Is the geothermal system quiet?
Geothermal systems are very quiet and very discrete. The completely self-contained, indoor equipment does not need a noisy, unsightly outside fan or condensing unit. Other than the lower energy bills, you will hardly know the system is there.
Who is installing the geothermal system?
The geothermal system is installed by Geotility Corp., a proud company with over 30 years of experience in heating and cooling systems.
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information from Geotility, please visit the following links:
>> How Geothermal Systems Works
>> Benefits Of Geothermal For The Home Owner
>> Environmental Advantages of Geothermal
>> Geothermal Systems Combat Global Warming