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Benefits of Geothermal

Energy Savings:
Geothermal systems use a small amount of electricity to transfer heat to and from the ground to your home. In fact, it can produce three to four units of energy for every unit of electricity used to power the system. Even the best conventional system delivers less than one unit of energy for each unit it consumes. MN home owners typically experience an annual savings of 50 to 80% when compared to ordinary systems.

Quiet Operation:
Geothermal systems use the same principles that operate a refrigerator or freezer, and the units are just as quiet. There is no unsightly outdoor unit to disturb you or your neighbors.

Geothermal systems heat and cool homes evenly, eliminating the hot and cold blasts of air found with conventional systems. Geothermal systems also dehumidify the air during the hot summer months.

Clean and Safe:
Geothermal units do not use fossil fuels such as propane and natural gas. Threats caused by combustion are eliminated. No worries about flames, fumes, odors, or carbon monoxide.

System Lifespan:
Ordinary systems often require expensive regular maintenance for each unit – the furnace, the air conditioner, and the water heater. When properly installed, a Massmann Geothermal system requires little or no maintenance beyond periodic checks and filter changes. Geothermal systems typically last more than 20 years if properly maintained.

Positive Cash Flow:
Geothermal systems will produce significantly cheaper utility bills and annual maintenance costs. The initial cost of a geothermal system can be tied into your mortgage or other form of low interest financing option. The savings on your utilities easily cover the increase in your loan payment giving you the extra cash flow. A system will usually pay for itself within a two to five year time span.

Types of Earth Loops

Minnesota (MN) Geothermal Vertical LoopVertical Loop:
Typical loop installation where land area is limited. The loop installer drills vertical holes a depth of about 125 to 250 feet. U-shaped loops pf pipe are placed into the holes. The bores are then properly backfilled.

Minnesota (MN) Geothermal Horizontal Loop Horizontal Loop:
Installation option when adequate land is available. Horizontal loops are usually cheaper to install when compared to vertical loops. The loop installer uses a trencher or backhoe to dig one or more trenches. Each trench is at least 4 to 6 feet deep and lengths range from 100 to 300 feet, depending on the loop design and application.

Minnesota (MN) Geothermal Pond LoopPond Loop:
When a nearby body of water is available, pipe coils can be placed on the bottom to transfer heat to and from the water. A ½-acre, 8 ft. deep pond is usually sufficient for the average home. This option is usually less expensive to install than both earth loop options.

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