The Federal Tax Credits make the net cost of installing a geothermal heating and geothermal cooling system nearly identical to a gas fired system. We cannot cite a single reason why any home owner would not install a geothermal heating and geothermal cooling system when building their concrete homes.

Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating

A great many of our home owners elect to install a radiant floor heating system in their concrete homes. With this system, hot water runs through tubing in the floors. The water gives off heat to the floor which becomes a giant radiator. This radiant floor heating system warms the objects in the room, much like a pot belly stove does, instead of the air.

In standard forced air heating and cooling, the floor temperature might read sixty-five degrees and the ceiling temperature one hundred and seven degrees. This is not the best arrangement for economy or comfort. With radiant floor heating, every room can have a thermostat and the warm air remains where people are. A valve merely opens or closes to regulate the heat to the room. In this way the Master Bed Room could be kept as sixty-eight degrees at night and the Master Bath kept at seventy-five degrees. Warm tile floors are great. In addition to the comfort, home owners with a radiant floor heating system will have a savings of 40% on their energy costs.