Geothermal Basics

Geothermal is a clean, renewable energy source generated and stored in the Earth. To access this energy, piping is run through trenches or wells to reach the level where there is a consistent underground temperature of approximately 58 degrees year-round.

Geothermal energy works by drawing off the Earth’s constant core temperatures to both heat and cool your home.

Environmentally Friendly

Geothermal energy is not a significant source of pollution as compared to combustible furnaces. It has the smallest carbon footprint of any heating or cooling source.

Geothermal energy is a renewable resource as long as the Earth exists!


Highest Energy Efficiency

Geothermal systems offer up to 70% energy cost savings- that’s more than $200 off a $300 electrical bill.

There are no cost fluctuations as there are with gas and oil prices.


Long Lifetime and Quiet Operation

Geothermal systems are more durable and long-lasting, with underground components potentially lasting more than 50 years compared to around 12 years with traditional systems.

Geothermal heat pumps do not use an outdoor condenser thereby freeing up space in your yard and eliminates the noise that condensers make when they run.

Satisfied Timbercrest Customers

“We are very satisfied with our Geothermal system installed by Timbercrest Builders. Not only
are we kept cool in summer, we also took advantage of hydronic heating for winter. We are
amazed at how comfortable the temperature in the house is distributed. Besides the out
matched heating and cooling, we have several other benefits:

  • We were able to take advantage of government incentives
  • We experienced a nice reduction (over 50%) in our monthly heating and cooling costs
  • Timbercrest did a great job of zoning off different areas of our house, for example we like our bathroom warmer than our bedroom

I would highly recommend anyone considering a new heating/cooling system to look into the benefits of Geothermal. It will be a choice that will benefit your comfort and the bottom line.

Dan P. Home built by Timbercrest Builders May 2019