Geothermal and the Environment

Imagine an Energy Solution for a Better Future

Imagine the world’s largest thermal storage repository.
Now imagine that storage being maintained at a temperature that makes it a great heat source in the winter and a great heat sink in the summer.
And imagine, just imagine inventing a way to economically tap into that storage from almost anywhere on the planet.
Imagine being able to do this without any upgrade to the power grid or energy infrastructure.
In fact, imagine a system that would reduce the load on the grid and on power plants, mostly during peak demand.
Imagine a distributed renewable resource that could be used day or night, cloudy or bright, windy or calm, 24/7/365.
Just imagine what could be done with such a miracle.

Imagine equipment that could be installed at a home or business that was quiet and had no on site emissions.
Imagine this system cutting the buildings energy use for heating, cooling, and hot water by 50% or more.
Imagine a system that could recycle some of the energy expelled during cooling to be later used when needed for heating.
Imagine enhancing your economic security with on-site energy extraction.
Try to imagine a solution that creates local jobs that cannot be shipped overseas.
Think of a system that doesn’t change the appearance of a building.
What if we could have a system protected from storms and theft?
And while we are piling it on, let’s imagine a system that wouldn’t need a backup system.

Let’s dream, let’s have a system that replaces something we normally would have to buy for a building.
Let us imagine creating a system with the lowest life cycle cost. Lower than other renewable or fossil fuel systems.
Let’s create a system that would run on electricity so we can have safe, precise operation and 100% of the energy can come from renewables.
Imagine a system to create a path to Net Zero buildings.
If only, if only we had something that satisfied half these criteria, think what it could do for our future.
We already do!

It is called GeoExchange and geothermal or ground source heat pumps (and many other names).
The world’s largest thermal storage is the Earth itself. The Earth generates heat from within and absorbs 46% of the solar radiation that falls upon it for winter. Mother Nature is kind enough to expel some of this heat so that the soil or water is a great cool heat sink in the summer. We already tap into this energy storage in all 50 states and all over the world. We just aren’t doing it enough. These systems can meet all the criteria above and more. They have some of most even temperatures and best comfort of any HVAC system. The equipment dehumidifies better and doesn’t have any noisy outside unit like other systems. They are a great investment with long warranties and life expectancies. This is the best kept secret solution to our future. Please read more about it. There are many videos on YouTube and and are good resources. TED Talk - Going Six Feet Under

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The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the DOE (Department of Energy) concluded that geothermal heat pumps are the most environmentally friendly and cost-efficient way to heat and cool your home. Geothermal systems emit no carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, or other greenhouse gasses that can be harmful to the environment and your family.  We know your first priority is to keep your home and family safe and comfortable – now you can do that as well as helping the environment.  WaterFurnace comfort systems are truly a green way of life.
•    Available everywhere in the United States, geothermal energy can be found anywhere underground or in a lake.
•    Geothermal energy is available 24 hours/day, 365 days/year and is renewable.
•    Geothermal heat pumps reduce the load on the electrical grid and power generation as a distributed resource that greatly reduces peak demand.
•    Installing a WaterFurnace system is the environmental equivalent of planting 750 trees, or removing 2 cars from the road, or saving 9 tons of coal annually.

In our area geothermal is an excellent choice. We have installed hundreds of systems in East Tennessee successfully. See the results one of our customers has experienced at

Smith & Associates can outfit your home with a top quality geothermal system. Please give us a call for more information.

About Smith and Associates Geothermal

Smith and Associates Geothermal has specialized in providing the Knoxville area geothermal heating and cooling solutions since 1992. Completing over 800 installations, we proudly offer WaterFurnace geothermal systems and stand behind our quality work and products.  Call us at Smith and Associates Geothermal today.  We are ready to bring you into the WaterFurnace geothermal family.

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