Harvest the Heat Beneath Your Feet
The Larsens love their EarthLinked heat pump. "I just can't believe it works so well in our cold weather!"
Nolan Larsen, Pleasant Valley, Utah
The ground loop is horizontal, and lies to the side of their new home. Nolan was able to save money on the install by digging and backfilling his own pit for the ground loop.
"I love the fact that it's very energy efficient, even though it's a higher price to install," says Pam. "The physical comfort is much more comfortable than any gas or propane system...the heat is much more even--summer or winter. The system never seems to labor to maintain the comfort of the house, either."
Pam's EarthLinked system also heats the domestic hot water. "There is no shortage of hot water, either. I love it!"
Rob & Pam Neilson, Cedar View, Utah
Rob & Pam had the EarthLinked retro-fitted to their modular home. The loop was installed in 4 vertical bore holes. This was the first EarthLinked geothermal installation in the Uintah Basin, and the second in Utah.
With their 4 ton heat pump heating their domestic water, too, their average heating and cooling cost is $42 per month.
For the Gardner's 3,600 sqare foot home, the highest monthly heating bill has been $120, when the overnight temperature neared -40 deg. F. Their average heating and cooling bill is $45 per month.
Les Gardner, Roosevelt, Utah
"Our EarthLinked geothermal system is great. i couldn't believe my heating bill was so low! The installation price may be higher, but the operating cost is way lower. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to save money, conserve energy, and be really comfortable."
Kevin Migliori, Roosevelt, Utah
Migliori's loop is installed in an "L"-shaped pit. It was approximately 1,750 sq. ft. of excavation.
The average monthly heating and cooling cost is $38 per month. With such a low cost, the Miglioris are affordably comfortable.
The Gardner's home was built in 2007. Rather than pay the high price of propane, they decided to have an EarthLinked geothermal heat pump installed.