Direct Energy installs geothermal heating and cooling systems that tap into the constant temperature of the shallow ground to create the most energy efficient climate control systems for air conditioning, hot water services, hydronic floor hesating, radiator wall panels, swimming pools & spas. A Direct Energy system delivers increased property valuation, lower energy bills and higher star rating.
Geothermal heat pumps, also known as ground source heat pumps (GSHPs), are used to transfer natural heat from shallow earth to the inside of a building delivering energy efficient space and/or water heating. The same principle is used in reverse to cool the air inside a building, by transferring the heat from the building into the shallow earth below.
A typical Direct Geothermal system comprises a heat pump, ground loop and a heat distribution system such as a forced air conditioner, radiators or under floor heating. The ground loop is a series of closed loop pipes buried in a bore-hole or a horizontal trench through which water is carried. In heating mode, water is pumped through the ground loop to extract heat from the ground. The heat pump then transfers heat into the building through a traditional air conditioning unit or water heating unit delivering energy-saving space heating and water heating. In cooling mode, the heat pump acts to remove the heat from the building and to transfer it to the earth using this same principle in reverse.
Direct Energy’s Geothermal heating & cooling systems provide a highly cost competitive option for home renovators, Builders, Architects and Property Developers wanting energy saving and environmentally friendly solutions for: