How would you like to plug into the earth for your heating and cooling needs? No expensive equipment to invest in and maintain and no fossil fuels to purchase and burn into the atmosphere. Sounds pretty good, right? Well, that’s exactly what Alternative Utility Services (AUS) can help you do through a geothermal HVAC system.
Heating and Cooling from the Earth
The earth is an excellent regulator of temperature. It maintains a fairly constant 54 degrees Fahrenheit temperature below the frost line, regardless of conditions on the surface. Geothermal technology allows a facility to tap into this constant heat source to regulate its temperature. Through the use of several deep wells and heat pumps, a geothermal HVAC system works to exchange warm surface air for this cooler thermal energy during the summer and then reverse this exchange during the winter, with cooler surface air being sent underground to be replaced by the warmer energy below. Supplemental heating and cooling can be added, but the bulk of your facility’s heating and cooling fuel will come from under your feet.
Buy BTU’s, Not Expensive Equipment
Going geothermal is a great option for stabilizing and reducing your energy costs in a clean and renewable manner, but it can be a rough option for your capital budget. That’s why Alternative Utility Services offers geothermal HVAC systems on a no investment basis. We will cover the cost of installing and maintaining the system for your facility, and all you have to do is purchase the thermal energy the system produces, the BTU’s if you will. This is done through a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) akin to what you might see with a solar PV system on somebody’s roof. This way you can use your capital to do what you want, invest in and grow your business, rather than pay for energy equipment.