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Heating, Air Conditioning, and Hot Water

Smart Geothermal systems, also known as heat pumps, made by Bosch, are the most energy and cost efficient systems on the market and therefore the greenest technology for heating and cooling. This is one of the many reasons that Bosch equipment is the only smart geothermal product line that Owens Geothermal, Inc. will install. Smart Geothermal technology uses the relatively constant temperature of the earth (thermal energy) to provide heating, air conditioning and hot water. Ground and water temperatures, 6 feet below the earth's surface, stay relatively constant throughout the year. This allows the system to provide extremely efficient heating or cooling all year long in virtually any climate. Sometimes the term "environmental comfort system" is used to describe a Smart Geothermal heat pump. This term is used because a Smart Geothermal heat pump absorbs or rejects heat from the earth and has absolutely no impact on the environment. We love Smart Geothermal and we love talking about it so feel free to give us a call or drop by. We are available to answer any of your questions.

Benefits of Smart Geothermal

Flexibility & Comfort

Depending on the season, Smart Geothermal Systems allow you to heat or cool your property. Experience a greater level of comfort without the hot sGeothermal Hot Water System Installerpots from a conventional system. Bosch units can be equipped with the ability to recover "waste" heat from the compressor to heat your water reducing your hot water bill.

Environmentally Friendly

Smart Geothermal's green technology is the most environmentally friendly way to cool and heat your new or existing property. The Smart Geothermal systems we install do not have carbon dioxide emissions or any other negative effects on the environment. Our installation of Smart Geothermal equipment reduces greenhouse gas emissions which are responsible for climate change. Smart Geothermal helps reduce the US dependence on foreign oil.


Ground loop Smart Geothermal systems have a life expectancy in excess of 50 years. Your Bosch Smart Geothermal system is manufactured with rigorous standards ensuring a highly efficient operation over the life of the unit. Our Smart Geothermal warranty offer is among the best you will find on the market.
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Quiet Operation

Customer satisfaction is our goal, therefore, Bosch Smart Geothermal units come equipped with a unique floating base pan and an optional compressor blanket that makes our units the quietest available.

Lower Operating Cost

Bosch's Smart Geothermal technology helps to save up to 70% on your energy bills for heating, cooling, and hot water, because it operates more efficiently when compared to conventional systems. Simple installation payback could be as short as 5 to 7 years and you can experience energy costs savings from the very beginning of the installation of your Smart Geothermal system. With Smart Geothermal installation in a new home or office, the cost of the Smart Geothermal system in could have a positive cash flow from day one.

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Earth Coupling - Connecting Smart Geothermal Equipment to the Earth

Smart Geothermal systems use the earth as a heat and cooling source to and from your home or building, temperature exchangers (ground loops) are installed in the ground. These consist of high density polyethylene pipes. The loops are then connected to the Smart Geothermal pump and fluid is circulated through the ground loops transferring the temperature between the earth and the Smart Geothermal equipment via a pump. So in the winter the heat is drawn in from the earth's temperature to heat your home or commercial property and in the summer the cooler earth draws in the heat from your home or commercial property.

Well Water - Connecting Smart Geothermal Equipment to the Water in the Earth

Smart Geothermal systems can also use the earth's water temperature as a heat and cooling source to and from your home or building. The well water is pumped up into the Smart Geothermal System transferring the temperature between the earth's water and the Smart Geothermal equipment then pumped back into the well. So in the winter the heat is drawn in from the earth's water temperature to heat your home or commercial property and in the summer the cooler earth draws in the heat from your home or commercial property. This is done without harming the water or adding anything to the water. It is simply a method that uses the temperature of the water instead of using the temperature of the air like conventional systems currently do. At a certain depth the earth's water is a steady 52 degree's which allows your Smart Geothermal System to always have a starting point of 52 degree's to heat or cool from. Conventional systems have a temperature starting point that varies depending on the temperature of air outside. So, if it is really hot or really cold, conventional systems have to work really hard. Smart Geothermal systems using well water connections stay at a steady work load because the well water temperature stays steady thus producing lower and more consistent energy bills.

What Earth Coupling or Well Water system is best for your property?

You have several earth coupling or well water options when installing your Smart Geothermal Equipment. The best solution depends on your specific property. We will be your expert in determining the best Smart Geothermal Earth Coupling or Smart Geothermal Well Water solution for your specific environment. Just give us a call and schedule and appoint for us to come out and assess your property. When you invite our company into your home, you can expect that we will provide you with an honest, educated assessment and the highest quality service.

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High Standard Installation

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We will only install equipment that meets our highest standards of excellence and dependability.

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Smart Geothermal 123 FAQ's

Is Smart Geothermal good for Commercial & Residential properties?YES

Can Smart Geothermal heat & cool? YES

Can Smart Geothermal heat my water? YES

Geothermal Cost VS Savings

Can I get Cash Rebates from my state and Federal Tax Credits too? YES

s Smart Geothermal Eco-Friendly & Energy Star Compliant? YES

In the long run, is Smart Geothermal the best financial decision for my house or my business? ohhh YES

I have more questions can I call or drop by your office and ask questions? YES, You are always welcome to call or drop by!

Is Owens Smart Geothermal the right choice for us? Without a single doubt, YES

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Rebates & Tax Credits

Smart Geothermal heating and AC equipment is currently eligible for 30% of cost of Smart Geothermal in federal tax credits with no upper limit. This tax credit includes the installation and the equipment. There are state rebates available too.

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Regular Maintenance Programs

We have annual and semi-annual maintenance programs for all major brands of existing Smart Geothermal Heating Smart Geothermal Air Conditioning, In Floor Radiant Heating & Cooling and Air Filtration Systems.

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The bottom line is simple...

Regular Maintenance =
Lower Energy Bills

Regular Maintenance =
Longer Equipment Life Cycle

Regular Maintenance
Keeps Your Warranty Valid

Regular Maintenance
Helps Avoid Costly Repairs

Properly Installed Equipment =
Money Saved on Every Aspect

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Service & Repair

We will service all major brands of existing Geothermal Heating Geothermal Air Conditioning, In Floor Radiant Heating & Cooling and Air Filtration Systems. 

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