Geothermal Heating and Cooling Richmond VA

Local resource for geothermal heating and cooling in Richmond. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to alternative energy, renewable resources, green energy, eco-friendly power, heating alternatives and cooling alternatives, as well as advice and content on energy alternatives.

Renewable Engineered Systems
(603) 331-1563
22 East Church Street
Martinsville, VA
Services
Sales Service and Installations

Dominion Geothermal
(571) 933-3123
11530 Valley Rd
Fairfax, VA
Services
Geothermal heating - A/C - hot water

Solar Effects
(434) 384-3113
Wholesale pricing on Solar Panels and energy systems
Lynchburg, VA
 
DTI Solar
(804) 457-9566
Midpoint Commercial Center
Hadensville, VA
Services
Solar Energy Products and Design

Future Renovations, Inc.
(757) 236-3006
PO box 2431
Newport News, VA
 
Blue Ridge Energy Company
(540) 830-1289
1285 Graceland Drive
Broadway, VA
Services
solar electric, heat & hot water

INFINITE GREEN ENERGY
(540) 364-6360
8360 West Main St.
Marshall, VA
 
Americo Energy LLC
(434) 420-5000
1622 12th Street
Lynchburg, VA
Services
Solar thermal and electric sales & installation

home pro energy inc
(434) 239-8590
177 air park dr
lynchburg, VA
Services
energy audits

Hertz Energy Services
(757) 424-2110
716 S. Military Highway
Virginia Beach, VA
Hours
M-F 7a-5:30p

Geothermal Energy

Among renewable energy sources in the United States, geothermal is one of the biggest. In the U.S., geothermal accounts for five times more of the total energy production than solar energy and three times more than wind energy. With the dawning of cheaper technologies and growing demand for renewable energy, consumer use of geothermal is also growing.

Geothermal is everywhere

Many people know that geothermal energy is used in Iceland. This is only one form of geothermal energy - steam energy also called hydrothermal. Hydrothermal does account for a significant portion of the energy required by Reykjavik, Iceland's capital city. It is also used in other parts of the globe, including "the Geysers," a plant in California.

A promising newer use of geothermal energy (literally, "heat from the earth") is the use of a looped piping system to draw the earth's heat energy anywhere, using it to heat water and air. This energy is "tapped," using a ground source heat pump that draws from stores of energy available as little as 15 to 20 feet below the surface, anywhere on earth.

You can get free temperature moderation

Micro-geothermal is the local and site specific version. Hypothetically, this could mean the use of steam or hot water energy from the earth (where available). However, a rapidly growing industry of micro-geothermal suppliers and developers can show you how to draw geothermal energy wherever you are, using ground source heat pumps.

Geothermal can be used in one of a number of ways:

  • In a closed loop system, where the heat of the earth is exchanged to your home or business via water or other liquid.
  • In an open loop system, where air, water or another liquid is heated by the earth.
  • In a pond loop system.

Geothermal's simple principle, its stable source (the earth itself) and its universality make it one of the most exciting and versatile of all renewable energy sources. You can find out about the potential of geothermal en...

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