Energy Efficiency Features
We Are Green… To Say The Least!
Recycled Insulayment acoustical flooring under-mat is certified to contain 100% post industrial / pre-consumer fibers and is LEED compliant.
Thermafiber wool insulation blankets are the greenest insulation you can get, contain up to 90% recycled material and are LEED compliant.
Eco-Batt insulation is made primarily from sand and a minimum 30% post consumer recycled content. It contains no phenol, formaldehyde, acrylics, or artificial colors as in traditional fiberglass insulation. Eco-Batt is certified to GREENGUARD for mold resistance.
Closed loop Geothermal climate control. This technology relies primarily on the earth’s natural thermal energy, a renewable resource, to heat or cool a home.
The Benefits of Geothermal
On average, a geothermal heat pump system costs approximately $2,500 per ton of capacity, or roughly $7,500 for a 3-ton unit (typical residential size). In comparison, other systems would cost approximately $4,000 with air conditioning. When included in the mortgage, the homeowner has a positive cash flow from the beginning. For example, the extra $3,500 might add $30 per month to a monthly mortgage payment. The energy cost savings will easily exceed this added amount over the course of the year.
Because they use fewer mechanical components, and because those components are sheltered from the elements, leaves, dirt, and possible vandalism, geothermal heat pumps are durable and highly reliable. The underground piping used in the system often has 25 to 50 year warranties, and geothermal heat pumps typically last 20 years or more.
Geothermal heat pump systems have fewer maintenance requirements than most other systems. When properly installed, the underground components are virtually worry-free. The components in the living space are easily accessible, which increases the convenience factor and helps ensure that the upkeep is done on a timely basis.
Year Round Comfort
Like a typical forced-air furnace or central air-conditioning system, a geothermal system uses ductwork. A two-speed geothermal heat pump is so quiet inside a house that users do not know it is operating: there are no telltale blasts of cold or hot air, depending on whether it's the heating or cooling season. Geothermal heat pumps also improve humidity control naturally.
Geothermal heat pumps use no outside condensing units (as you get with conventional air conditioners), so there's no noise or humming to bother either you or your neighbors.