Geothermal Heat Pumps

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What Is Geothermal Energy?

Geothermal energy is the heat from the earth. It can be found almost anywhere, including South Carolina.

Geothermal heating capitalizes on the fact that temperatures in the Earth remain fairly constant when digging just a few feet below the surface. Whether you live somewhere where temperatures fluctuate or somewhere with a more constant temperature, the temperature below the surface stays relatively the same.

The upper part of the earth’s crust, roughly the first ten feet of ground, can maintain a temperature between about 50°F and 60°F. Geothermal heat pumps can use this energy to heat and cool buildings while using less energy than a typical heating and cooling system.

Geothermal heat pumps do not burn fossil fuels; instead they simply transfer heat from the earth to your home and back out. Because these pumps harness the earth’s available energy, they can save you anywhere from 30 to 70 percent on your bill over the next five to ten years.

Say it’s 5°F one night during the winter, and you have your thermostat set for a cozy 72°F in your home. It takes a lot less energy to reach your desired temperature if the starting point is 55°F using a geothermal heat pump.

How Does Geothermal Work?

Geothermal heating and cooling systems use a series of equipment and piping to transfer the earth’s energy to and from your house. A heat pump exchanger is the series of pipes called the “loop.” This loop of pipes is buried in the ground either vertically or horizontally, depending on the geography of the region. A fluid (usually water mixed with environmentally friendly antifreeze) is circulated through the pipes to absorb and dispel the heat from the ground. This heat is then extracted by the heat pump unit and delivered in or out of your living spaces using conventional ductwork air delivery systems.

Don’t Let The Name Fool You!

Geothermal heat pumps can heat and cool a building. They can even be equipped to provide hot water.

Will It Work In My Building?

Geothermal heat pumps are flexible and can be installed in new construction or retrofitted to work with existing systems.

Geothermal Is Environmentally Friendly!

Geothermal systems require very little maintenance and are environmentally conscious. These systems use the least amount of electricity, reduce air and water pollution, and produce the fewest emissions. They are safe for the environment as well as your home. They also provide the most stable comfort level, with more efficient humidity control and less noise.

Customer Reviews

Alan Martin Avatar
Alan Martin
7/11/2021 - Google

Called for AC repair on Sunday morning and repairs were finished by early afternoon. Communication was great and Nick Estes was on time which is very important to me.

Kathy Lyon Avatar
Kathy Lyon
7/10/2021 - Google

Terry Morrison was fantastic. He was very clear about options for my repair, and he explained everything very well. He was very personable and courteous. I give him the highest recommendation I can give.

Charlie Grant Avatar
Charlie Grant
7/09/2021 - Google

Outstanding company. I highly recommend them. Always professional and their techs are highly trained and knowledgeable. Panther is the best in the business.

Bert Platt Avatar
Bert Platt
7/08/2021 - Google

AC not cooling; prompt response and diagnosis of problem. Part is ordered and expedited for replacement quickly. Always honest and efficient service!

Cortney Griffin Avatar
Cortney Griffin
7/07/2021 - Google

Great company to work with. Very responsive and always makes sure our problems are taken care in a timely manner.

Tee Cook Avatar
Tee Cook
7/06/2021 - Google

Bobby and Thomas were the technicians who came to my house. They were on time, both had shoe coverings on before coming in the house. They explained what they would be doing and the couple of parts that needed to be replaced, they showed me and explained the purpose and function of that part. These guys are Trane certified and they were knowledgably, professional and respectful of my time and my property. Thank you Bobby, Thomas and Panther Heating & Cooling from a satisfied customer.

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Bettina Hall
7/05/2021 - Google

Ten family members at our house for granddaughter's 9th birthday and AC went out. Called Panther and someone at our house within an hour. First tech worked diligently but could not get air back on. Nick came next day; worked for 2 hours or more and found a second damper that was not working. He replaced it and we were so happy! Took about 3 hours for house to cool down but no further problems since. Panther always provides excellent customer service!

Penny Siebold Avatar
Penny Siebold
7/05/2021 - Google

Took time to explain everything very professional and detailed in what’s needed to fix and keep system running smoothly.

Robert Speerbrecher Avatar
Robert Speerbrecher
6/21/2021 - Google

I called 0900 Saturday morning the the tech was here by 10:00. They are always on time and have great service.

Charlie Garcia Avatar
Charlie Garcia
6/21/2021 - Google

Thank you Terry for taking the time to answer all of my questions. Highly recommend Panther Heating and Cooling. Honest, Professional, and Personal service.

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