Geothermal helps keep greenhouse costs down
Trying to grow flowers in a greenhouse during winter in Maine without racking up hefty utility bills seems nearly impossible. Unless you’re relying on a geothermal heat pump system to keep temperatures at an optimal growth level.
Using a ClimateMaster Tranquility 27 heat pump system and water-to-water unit to help keep the floors of the facilities of New Day Farm in Penobscot enabled owner Denis Roessiger to see a 60 percent annual savings in energy expenses compared to the oil he used to burn with a furnace and had a propane backup. That savings has Roessiger on pace to up the cost of the ClimateMaster unit through heat savings within four to seven years.
Customers using ClimateMaster geothermal heat pumps have experienced similar benefits.
Meanwhile, for Roessiger, he’s able to reinvest what he otherwise would spend on heating fuel on orchids to grow and sell or to erect another greenhouse.
Topics: Geothermal Heating & Cooling