Geothermal

Perfect for:

  • Radiant heat and traditional HVAC installers interested in learning more about this emerging technology
  • Well drillers looking to gain additional business through geothermal equipment installers
  • Any contractor who wants to learn about the various government and utility incentives available for geothermal installations

Learn about:

  • How a geothermal heat pump works
  • The various types of geothermal heat pumps
  • The different styles of geothermal ground loops
  • How to tie a geothermal heat pump into an existing HVAC system
  • How to make domestic hot water with a geothermal system
  • Common geothermal pitfalls and how to avoid them

Geothermal units are similar to ordinary heat pumps, but use the solar energy stored just below our feet to provide heating, air conditioning and hot water. The earth acts as a giant solar panel, absorbing roughly half of the sun’s heat energy. A series of pipes called a “loop” is buried just below the frost line to tap into that stored energy. In the winter, heat is brought in through the loop, concentrated, and delivered throughout the home. During summer, the excess heat is removed and delivered back to the earth, completing the cycle. Because geothermal units use the earth’s natural heat, they are among the most efficient and comfortable heating and cooling technologies currently available. In this all day seminar we will explore a brief history of geothermal heat pumps and compare high temperature geothermal versus low temperature geothermal. The refrigeration cycle as applied to air conditioners will be explained, and then applied to geothermal heat pumps.

The various types of loop systems (open, closed, pond), vertical systems, horizontal systems and horizontal bore systems will be covered. System design, construction and piping requirements will also be shown. This seminar is a must for HVAC or heating contractors looking to get into this emerging field.

Level: Advanced

Training & Education


Emerson Swan provides training throughout the year for industry professionals. Whether you are looking to get back to basics or are in the need of more advanced technical training, we are here to help.

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