Why Geothermal

Total Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has provided geothermal heating and cooling solutions for over 21 years, installing more than 800 geothermal systems.

Geothermal energy is the smarter way to heat and cool your home or business. It’s efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly. It’s hard to get much greener than geothermal.

How Geothermal Works

WaterFurnace Geothermal Component

No matter your local climate, the temperature throughout the year varies. In some climates, like Western Maryland, that means blazing summers and frigid winters. What many people don’t realize is that the temperature below ground stays fairly consistent all year, regardless of climate or season.

The ground absorbs 47% of the suns energy (heat), making it able to maintain a higher rate of constant temperature. Geothermal systems are able to tap into this free energy with an earth loop, which provides home or office with central heating and cooling.

Geothermal Heating

During the heating cycle, a geothermal heat pump uses the earth loop to extract heat from the ground. As the system pulls heat from the loop, it distributes the heat through a conventional duct system as warm air. The same heat energy can also be used for a radiant floor system or domestic hot water heating.

Geothermal Cooling

In the cooling mode, the heating process is reversed – creating cool, conditioned air throughout the home. Instead of extracting heat from the ground, heat is extracted from the air in your home and either moved back into the earth loop or used to preheat the water in your hot water tank.

Geothermal & The Environment

We know your first priority is to keep your home and family safe and comfortable. Now you can do that, as well as helping the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) concluded that geothermal heat pumps are the most environmentally friendly and cost-efficient way to heat and cool your home. Geothermal systems spew no carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, or other greenhouse gasses that can be harmful to the environment and your family.

Contact us to learn more about geothermal solutions for your home or business.