FACT: Geothermal systems provide the most efficient, comfortable and environmentally friendly method of heating & cooling.
May 19, 2015 – The city of of Montreal, Quebec, just announced that it is going to use geothermal heat to keep it’s sidewalks free of ice and snow in the winter. This technology has also helped Iceland’s residents from slipping and falling for over a decade.
Sapporo, Japan has kept snow and ice off it’s sidewalks. That’s quite a feat as it is one of the world’s snowiest cities.
But these systems aren’t just for municipalities. With hydronic heating, you can use geothermal heating at your home to keep your driveway, sidewalks and walkways to your door free of ice and snow. Geothermal heat pumps are great hydronic systems for homes and businesses.
Designed for hydronic heating (also knows as radiant or underfloor heating), these systems circulate warm water through a series of pipes underneath the ground. The entire surface of the ground radiates heat evenly, melting snow and ice off your sidewalks and driveways.
Geothermal systems can also keep the floors in your home warm. The entire surface of the floor distributes heat evenly, warming the feet and body first, making you feel warm. You may even set your thermostat several degrees lower as the floor temperature might be 85 ̊F while the air temperature in the room is only 65 ̊F. This saves you money, without sacrificing comfort.
These systems can even heat your pool and generate potable hot water inside your home.
ClimateMaster’s water to water heat pumps are specifically designed to hydronically heat your home. If you would like to easily find out how much hydronic systems cost, contact one of our local ClimateMaster HVAC installers: