Environmentally Friendly

SmogGeoexchange is the most environmentally friendly space conditioning system. By eliminating the combustion of fossil fuels, geoexchange is able to dramatically reduce harmful emissions.

Buildings represent approximately 40% of all energy use and an equivalent 40% of all CO2 emissions in the United States. 65% of a building’s energy is consumed by heating and cooling, and therefore an approximate 26% of all CO2 emissions in the U.S. are a result of heating and cooling of buildings. This means HVAC systems account for a little over 1/4 of all CO2 emissions in the U.S., and the majority of a building’s carbon emissions.

According to the EPA, Ground Source Heat Pump Systems can reduce the amount of energy used for heating and cooling by up to 70%, resulting in an equivalent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. By eliminating fossil fuel heating equipment and cooling towers that take large amounts of energy, a geoexchange system has zero on-site emissions. This in turn results in a significant reduction in peak demand for electricity, reducing emissions from power plants.

Geoexchange passed the 1,000,000 mark for installation several years ago. That first million units resulted in the following emissions reductions:

  • Elimination of more than 5.8 million metric tons of CO2 annually
  • Elimination of more than 1.6 million metric tons of carbon equivalent annually

These 1,000,000 installations also resulted in the following energy consumption reductions:

  • Annual savings of nearly 8 billion kWh
  • Annual savings of nearly 40 trillion Btus of fossil fuels
  • Reduced electricity demand by more than 2.6 million kW

The impact of this level of use is equivalent to:

  • Taking close to 1,295,000 cars off the road
  • Planting more than 385 million trees
  • Reducing U.S. reliance on imported fuels by 21.5 million barrels of crude oil per year.

 An individual home owner installing a geoexchange system is the equivalent of taking two cars off the road and planting an acre of trees.


Climate Change – GEO/SOLAR

Geoexchange has demonstrated it’s ability to make significant reductions in greenhouse gases and electrical consumption. When a home or business installs a geoexchange system it is making an immediate and substantial contribution to fighting global climate change. And the reward for this contribution is getting all of the money you invest back through tax credits, rebates and savings.

The total amount of the reductions from eliminating the combustion of fossil fuel in a geoexchange system are offset by the use of electricity to run the geoexchange system. Electricity is still largely dependent on fossil fuels for electrical generation. So the geoexchange system still requires the burning of fossil fuels to get electricity.

Current advances in solar technology are now making it possible to combine geoexchange and solar to create a zero carbon footprint from heating and cooling a home or building. A geoexchange system, run on solar generated electricity, will have zero release of green house gases.