Use of geothermal heat pumps to heat and cool the home without burning oil or gas onsite.
- Single-Family Residence
- Iowa City, IA 52240
- Energy need met:
- 75% to 99% of hot water
- 100% or more of space heating
- 100% or more of air conditioning
- January 2005
- Size of System:
- 5 tons
- To heat hot water
- For space heating
- For air-conditioning
- Own or Lease:
- Purchase with Loan
The system uses horizontal coils buried under the pond in the backyard. These coils transfer heat from the ground into our home using liquid (mostly water). This heat is then used to either heat or cool our home, depending on the season.
Don't like burning fuel at our home. Wanted to be more environmentally friendly.
Put solar on it! Electricity rates were quite low and solar prices were very high when we installed this system. Would definitely suggest putting solar PV on it now to make is 100% sun powered!
Experience with Installer:
Get quotes from multiple installers in advance and make sure they all include the same features.
Considered an "all electric home"