Geothermal Heating and Cooling

A Green Alternative For Your Custom Home

If you think going green is difficult to achieve, think again. Geothermal systems are a money-saving resource utilizing clean, energy extracted from your own backyard. It’s one of the most beneficial green technologies known today. At Hovis Custom Builders, we can provide you with this innovative technology.

What is Geothermal?

Geothermal systems take advantage of the Earth's constant temperature (72 degrees in Florida) to provide very efficient heating and cooling.

In the summer, heat is extracted from the air in the house and transferred through the heat pump to the ground loop piping. The water solution in the ground loop then carries the excess heat back to the earth. The only external energy needed for the Geothermal System is the small amount of electricity needed to operate the ground loop pump, fan, and compressor.

In winter, the process is reversed in geothermal technology, a water solution circulating through pipes buried in the ground absorbs heat from the earth and carries it to the Geothermal Furnace. Inside the home, a heat pump concentrates earth's natural warmth, and then circulates it throughout the home using standard duct-work.

Geothermal Facts
  • Geothermal systems utilize the earth’s free and renewable energy
  • Heating and cooling bills can be reduced by 70%
  • Geothermal systems do not produce harmful emissions.
Homeowner Benefits
  • Heating and Cooling 40% to 80% less than conventional methods
  • Less maintenance
  • Higher levels of comfort
  • No air pollution; no carbon monoxide emission
  • Ability to produce FREE HOT WATER during the summer and low cost hot water during the winter