CitiRama Geothermal System Installation

Posted By on March 19, 2010

Today, Potterhill Homes and NRG Solutions installed a geothermal heating and cooling system in Rockford Woods, the site of the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati’s 2010 CitiRama show. The system will allow the future owners of the home –the first and only home sold in the CitiRama development – to experience dramatic energy savings on their heating and cooling bills, even on the coldest of winter days.

You may be wondering what a geothermal heating and cooling system does or what it even looks like.  The geothermal heating and cooling system, which is the latest in green home technology, uses the Earth’s natural thermal energy to heat and cool a home.  As you can see below, loops are dug 150-250 feet into the Earth and are attached to a central heat pump located in the interior of the home.

The system works by circulating water or a water/antifreeze solution through a closed loop of pipe that is buried in the ground.  By tapping into the Earth’s 55 degree core temperature, the system heats the home in the winter and cools it in the summer.  As a result, homeowners are able to save 50-70% on their energy costs.  The federal government is also offering a 30% tax credit for installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system.  Click here to learn more about the tax credit.
 
If you were wondering what the actual installation of the system looks like, check out the photos below from Rockford Woods!

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As the people behind Potterhill Homes, we have some pretty strong feelings about energy efficiency and green building. And we don't always agree! But we are commited to building a best homes we can and bringing you along on our journey to figure out exactly what that means! Thanks for checking out our site. My Google Profile+