How Geothermal Works

logo

(314) 631-5892

Request Service | Request a Bid

 Serving St. Louis for over 20 years!  
 
(314) 631-5892
Go green with Geothermal!

 

 
The Geothermal Process Explained
 
Hoffmann Brothers has been installing energy efficient and geothermal systems in the St. Louis, Missouri Metropolitan Area since 1988 and has thousands of systems operating. We are a leader in the sale of energy efficient and geothermal systems and therefore have fully trained installers with the highest experience.
 
Geothermal energy is a revolutionary way to take natural energy from the earth to power homes and buildings. You can use geothermal heat to be more energy efficient, help reduce global warming, and lower utility bills. To understand if geothermal energy is right for you, you will first need to understand how it works.

How Geothermal Energy Works
Your own backyard has the potential to be an energy source for heating and cooling comfort. Outdoor air temperatures fluctuate throughout the year with the changing seasons. In contrast, ground temperatures about four to six feet below the Earth's surface remain relatively moderate and constant all year. That's because the Earth absorbs 47% of all the heat energy that reaches its surface from the sun. A geothermal system circulates a water-based solution through a buried loop system to take advantage of these constant temperatures. A single piece of equipment has the ability to heat and cool your home, while providing some or all of your home's hot water as well. Geothermal systems can save you 30% to 70% on your monthly utility bills.

Geothermal Heating Cycle
 
During the heating cycle, a geothermal heat pump uses the earth loop to extract heat from the ground. As the system pulls heat from the loop it distributes it through a conventional duct system as warm air. The same heat energy can also be used for radiant floor system or domestic hot water heating.
 Geothermal Heating Cycle

Geothermal Cooling Cycle
 
In the cooling mode, the heating process is reversed – creating cool, conditioned air throughout the home. Instead of extracting heat from the ground, heat is extracted from the air in your home and either moved back into the earth loop, or used to preheat the water in your hot water tank.
 Geothermal Cooling Cycle
Using Geothermal Heat Pumps
 
For example, if it is cold and you need more heat in your room, you can simply adjust the heat like you would with electric heating but then the heat is pumped from the water loop underground and into the room that you need. If your room is hot and you want geothermal cooling, you adjust your thermostat for such and the heat will be pumped back out of your room and into the water loop below ground. This is a safe and natural way to balance the heating and cooling of a building and because it is so energy efficient, it will save you a lot of money in the long term.
 
Contact the Expert Geothermal Contractors at Hoffmann Brothers
For over 20 years, Hoffmann Brothers has proudly installed and serviced Geothermal and other Energy Efficient heating and cooling systems throughout the St. Louis, Missouri Metropolitan Area. Please give us a call today at (314) 631-5892 or send us an email on our Contact Us page.
Our service area includes St. Louis County, Missouri, St. Louis City, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, St. Clair, Illinois, Madison County, Kirkwood, Chesterfield, Des Peres, Wildwood, Ladue, Town and Country, Frontenac, Clayton, Sunset Hills, and Creve Coeur. Hoffmann Brothers is the premier St. Louis, Missouri Geothermal Heating and Cooling Contractor. Call today to get your Geothermal Energy Audit and learn how Geothermal Heat Pumps work!

Coupons


Save $20 off any repair.

Contact Hoffmann Brothers for information on tax credits that are available for a Geothermal Heat Pump Installation!

Hoffmann Friends

Hoffmann Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning:

1025 Hanley Industrial
St. Louis, MO 63144
Office: (314) 664-3011
Fax: (314) 256-2716
www.HoffmannBros.com

St Louis Plumbing Contractors
1027 Hanley Industrial
St. Louis, MO 63144
(314) 664-9705
www.PlumbingStLouis.com

St Louis Water Heater Contractors:
4312  McRee
St. Louis, MO 63110
Office: (314) 664-8574
www.waterheaterstlouis.com

Hoffmann Brothers St. Louis Mechanical Contractors:
1635 Tower Grove Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
Office: (314) 664-3536
www.StLouisMechanicalContractors.com


St Louis Missouri Workers Compensation

Roskin & Hoffmann
10900 Manchester Rd, STE 213
St. Louis, MO 63122
Office: (314) 821-9013
Fax: (314) 821-4580
www.RoskinHoffmann.com

The Law Offices of Stephen J. Hoffmann
105 Concord Plaza, Suite 209
St. Louis, MO 63128
Office: (314) 729-0803
www.hoffmannlegalservices.com

Tennessee Geothermal Contractor

Roscoe Brown
959 N Thompson Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Office: (615) 893-6972
www.MiddleTennesseeGeothermal.com

 

Videos

videos1

Our Location

 

Hoffmann Brothers
Geothermal Heating & Cooling Company
4301 Lafayette Ave.
St Louis, MO 63110
314-631-5892