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About geothermal energy in the Greater Moncton Area

Q: How is a geothermal system different from traditional systems?

A: First of all, geothermal systems do not burn fossil fuels to generate heat. These efficient systems transfer the solar heat stored in the earth. The end result is a more environmentally friendly and affordable form of heating and cooling. In many cases, electricity is used only to power the unit’s fan, compressor and pump.

Q: How does a geothermal system work?

A: First of all, geothermal systems do not burn fossil fuels to generate heat. These efficient systems transfer the solar heat stored in the earth. The end result is a more environmentally friendly and affordable form of heating and cooling. In many cases, electricity is used only to power the unit’s fan, compressor and pump.

Q: What makes up a geothermal system?

A: The three primary parts of your geothermal system include the:

  • Heat pump

  • Liquid heat exchange medium enclosed in a ground loop

  • Ductwork (air delivery system)

Q: How much maintenance is required?

A: Almost none. These systems are nearly maintenance-free when installed properly by professionals like Atlantic Loop Master Ltd. The buried ground loop will last through many generations to come. The inside components, the pump, compressor and fan, can be maintained with simple filter changes and periodic checks.

Q: Why is geothermal considered environmentally friendly?

A: Geothermal systems do not emit greenhouse gases which are linked to many environmental hazards including global warming and acid rain. These systems do not burn fossil fuels to generate heat.

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