MPS offers a wide variety of geothermal products to the well drilling industry.Our goal is to provide prompt service to our customers with quality products necessary for proper geothermal installation at very competitive prices. We can quickly deliver geothermal pipe, fittings, steel well casing and a variety of related products with our company owned fleet of self unloader trucks. Click on the link below to view or print our Geothermal Supply line card. MPS Line Card
Call us at 267-316-9000 for your next inquiry. How does geothermal heating and cooling work? Geothermal energy is safe renewable energy that is stored within the earth. By taking advantage of the earth's stable temperature of about 50 to 55 degrees, the energy can be efficiently utilized for heating and cooling purposes without harm to the environment. By creating a heat exchanger in the ground, geothermal energy can be utilized efficiently. A heat exchanger is typically created by running a series of pipe loops horizontally or vertically throughout the ground, hence the term "ground loops".
In winter, a fluid circulating through the pipe loops buried in the ground absorbs heat from the earth and carries it into the home. The geothermal system inside the home uses a heat pump to concentrate the earth's thermal energy and then to transfer it to the interior space for heat.
In the summer, the process is reversed: heat is extracted from the air in the house and transferred through the heat pump to the ground loop piping. The fluid in the ground loop then carries the heat back to the earth.
The only external energy needed is the small amount of electricity needed to operate the heat pump, ground loop pump and distribution fan or pump. Not only is it drastically more energy efficient but also the cleanest and the most cost efficient means of heating and air conditioning.
Geothermal heating and cooling uses the relatively constant temperature of the earth to heat and cool homes and businesses with 40% to 70% less energy than conventional systems. While conventional furnaces and boilers burn a fuel such as oil or gas to generate heat, geothermal heat pumps use electricity to simply move heat from the earth into buildings, allowing much higher efficiencies. The most efficient fuel-burning heater can reach efficiencies around 95%, but a geothermal heat pump can move up to 4 units of heat for every unit of electricity needed to power the system, resulting in a practical equivalence of over 400% efficiency.
Geothermal systems are quickly gaining in popularity due to the demand for renewable energy sources that are proven to reduce waste and dependence on foreign oil. The use of geothermal energy is supported and endorsed by the United States Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. The 2009 Stimulus package passed by the U. S. Government currently allows a 30% tax credit for homeowners who install geothermal heat pump systems in 2009 and later years. So, for example, if a homeowner pays $20,000 for a geothermal heat pump system installed in 2009, a tax credit of $6,000 could apply.
Geothermal technology uses the ground or underground water (ground water) as a heat exchanger. Conventional heat pumps use the outdoor air. The ground temperature is usually about 55 degrees and provides a superb renewable energy source for both heating and cooling.
A geothermal system uses a heat pump, like a conventional air source heat pump, but instead of trying to heat with cold outside air in the winter, and cool with hot outside air in the summer, a geothermal heat pump is coupled to 55-degree earth with a water-filled loop. Not only is the heat exchange temperature superior, but the water in the loop has excellent thermal transfer properties compared to air, which is a thermal insulator. This allows the geothermal heat pump to operate much more efficiently and to generate hot air and hot water regardless of the outdoor air temperature.