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NextEnergy will be presenting its green energy solution for Long Island residents at an event hosted by the local chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

NextEnergy wants to provide an entry point to help Long Islanders move to geothermal with their EarthPoint Energy program that simplifies access for the average homeowner. At no cost to the homeowner, EarthPoint installs and maintains geothermal loops and fluids which are the infrastructure needed to provide geothermal energy to a home. A reliable geothermal system requires a company that is experienced and understands the unique demands of each individual home because a rule of thumb approach to the design and engineering of these geothermal systems will not work. EarthPoint manages the process – from design to system start-up and then provides after sales support, warranty management and efficiency monitoring giving homeowners unparalleled peace of mind. In return, EarthPoint will invoice the homeowner monthly for thermal energy usage at a low fixed price that will not increase. Homes currently using gas, oil, propane or electricity would immediately and significantly reduce their energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

 “While there are obvious benefits to geothermal such as paying less for energy and reducing the carbon footprint of the home, the biggest challenge for most homeowners and developers is the upfront investment. We have so much confidence in our geothermal systems that we are willing to take considerable financial risk,” says Danny Hedaya, representative for NextEnergy.

 The geothermal system will be showcased: At this event, participants will get an overview of how geothermal works by using the energy of the sun stored in the earth to keep homeowners in comfort all year round by warming the home in the winter and by cooling it in the summer.

 Geothermal energy is considered to be the most efficient and environmentally-friendly space conditioning system available, according to the Department of Energy. A geothermal system consists of three key components: a heat pump (located in the basement), a distribution system (duct work and/or tubing in the floor), and loop field ground pipes filled with a heat transfer fluid.

 “The concept of geothermal is quite simple, yet installing a geothermal system that works is complex. It has to be done right following the proper design, understanding the site-specific geology and knowing how to manage the entire installation process,” Hedaya notes.

 NextEnergy helps customers with each step along the way. They analyze the home and the needs of the individual homeowner in order to design a system that fits best for each job.

 With NextEnergy’s system, offering a geothermal home is an option for builders who want to enhance their green reputation. They can sell a premium low-maintenance product without having to outlay the investment upfront and they can avoid the headache and costs of gas infrastructure. Geothermal systems eliminate temperature and humidity swings and odors caused by using fossil fuels. Heating, cooling and hot water can account for up to 70% of the energy usage in a typical home. One geothermal system provides for all three of these needs, only more efficiently.

 “About 1% of American homes/housing use geothermal and we have an opportunity to have a tremendous positive impact on the environment as this increases,” says Hedaya.

 About NextEnergy

 Founded by David Hatherton, a pioneer of the geothermal industry, NextEnergy is widely recognized for its leadership in geothermal systems and technology. Its experience and technical expertise, products, and dealer network are second to none. Unlike some heating and cooling companies, NextEnergy is specifically focused on geothermal systems for the home. With over 25 years experience, NextEnergy’s position as leader is well established.

Posted January 27th, 2011 by JohnFreitag

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