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Ground Source
Heat Pump
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Geothermal Heat
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Energy Recovery
Ventilation"ERV"
and
Heat Recovery
Ventilation"HRV"

Practical GeoExchange Applications

IGSHPA
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and Training

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Sound Geothermal Web Site!

It is our hope that this site will give you easy access to information about Ground source heat pumps, geothermal heating and cooling systems and the role of Sound Geothermal in providing such systems for residential and commercial applications. The information linked to this site from the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium, Inc., the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association and the U.S. Department of Energy is gratefully acknowledged. The terms "geothermal", "ground source" and "GeoExchange" are used interchangeably with reference to heating and cooling systems that use the earth as a heat source and heat sink.

What are Geothermal Heat Pumps?

Ground source heating and cooling is a high-comfort, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly technology that takes advantage of the Earth's capacity to store energy in the form of heat. Geothermal heat pump systems use no fuel, but rather move heat from the earth into a building, or from a building back into the earth. We call this GeoExchange!  A small amount of electricity is used to operate the pumps, fans, controls, and small refrigerator-like compressor, which along with the heat exchangers are the major components of the ground source heat pump.

The geothermal heat pump accomplishes its heating and cooling tasks by obtaining heat through a connection to the earth known as an earth loop or ground loop. The ground loop consists of a piping system circulating a water/antifreeze mixture from the earth to the geothermal heat pump and back. Because of the compressor in the heat pump the ground temperature need not be especially warm and these ground loop systems will perform efficiently virtually everywhere in the U.S.

Since only a very small amount of electricity is consumed by a geothermal heating and cooling system to move the heat from the earth to the building (or vice-versa) and no fuel is burned, it is possible to calculate a "pay out period" for the purchase of the GeoExchangeSM system. Gas, propane, oil and electric heating and cooling systems can never pay out because there is a constant and significant fuel cost.

What Is Sound Geothermal?

Sound Geothermal ("SOUND GT") is a company made up of energy industry professionals who have long, broad experience in every phase of the geothermal heating and cooling business. Recognizing that properly designed and installed ground source systems required a mix of capabilities that include several areas far outside the general experience of most heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) engineers and contractors, SOUND GT structured itself so that its principals, key employees and alliance partners included a large commercial HVAC contractor, geologists, ground loop design experts, drilling specialists, geothermal heat pump system design and installation professionals, and energy service experts.

SOUND GT is dedicated to the proper design, installation, application and support of geothermal heating and cooling systems. The fundamental mission of SOUND GT is to participate in the growing ground source heating and cooling business in the western U.S. as a provider of properly designed and packaged equipment, professional installation services, quality control/warranty certification and financing for residential, commercial and process applications.

The services of SOUND GT are typically used by, or in conjunction with a mechanical engineer and/or a local HVAC contractor. SOUND GT will provide all equipment and whichever installation services are desired by the local contractor or building owner. While the preferred approach is to establish and support a highly capable local dealer, SOUND GT will provide complete installation and support services directly in the absence of such a dealer.

SOUND GT prides itself on its ability to provide financing advice and assistance.  Alternatives for financing geothermal heating and cooling systems include loop or equipment leasing, regional energy service programs, conventional financing, performance-based contracts, or access to electric utility incentive programs.

Key services include:

Equipment Distribution & Dealer/Contractor Support

Project Planning & Management

Project Quality Control

Consulting & Remedial Analysis

Heat Load Calculation & Analysis

Ground Loop Design & Installation

Equipment Sizing & Selection

Mechanical Engineering by Licensed PEs Residential/Commercial

Installation & Product Training

Project Financing, Equipment Leasing & Performance Contracts

Ground Source HVAC Installation & Service*

* Where local SOUND GT dealers are not available

SOUND GT operates Nationwide with focus on the Western US. SOUND GT is an active member of the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA), and an associate member of the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium, Inc. (GHPC), and American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

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