Major Company Invests in Geothermal HVAC, Legitimizes Revolutionary Heating & Cooling Approach


Author: Connor Donovan –

Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory X, formerly known as Google [X], revealed one of its newest projects in July: a geothermal HVAC startup known as “Dandelion” that will focus on using innovative drilling techniques to deliver residential geothermal systems. We couldn’t be happier to see one of the world’s largest and most technologically influential companies showing substantial interest and
shedding light on an industry we’ve been working in for years. Geothermal HVAC systems provide a more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly solution than conventional heating and cooling systems, and the world is taking note.  
While Dandelion focuses  on residential applications, the same benefits can be seen on an even larger scale in a commercial setting. Have you recently been tasked with replacing an existing HVAC system or deciding what system to install in a new building? If so, you owe it to yourself to get ahead of the industry curve and consider installing a geothermal heating and cooling system. Beyond the system being a better solution for the environment, you will save 25-50% on HVAC energy costs, reduce system maintenance and water usage and extend your equipment life.

 

At this point you’re probably wondering how this type of technology works. Most Geothermal HVAC systems are installed underground as a large heat exchanger via a closed-loop water circuit. In other words, there is a large network of pipes buried underground which circulate a working fluid that exchanges heat with the ground. For cooling, the system transfers heat from the building to the ground; and for heating, the system transfers the heat from the ground to the building. Since the ground maintains a constant temperature of 55-70 degrees depending on your location, a geothermal HVAC system can cut traditional heating and cooling costs in half by being more efficient.

At Melink, we offer innovative and customized solutions that range from individual services to our full turnkey project deliveries which take your system from concept to completion and include financing, design, installation and commissioning services. Interested in learning more? Click here for our FAQs or contact Geo Project Engineer Connor Donovan at [email protected].

Authored By: Connor Donovan

Connor Donovan joined Melink in 2016 to help change the world, one building at a time by assisting Melink’s growing number of clients in implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions into their commercial facilities. At Melink, Connor assists in the project development, design, project management, and commissioning of Geothermal HVAC systems. Connor also has experience in new product development, working on the development of a patented pump station for the geothermal HVAC industry. Connor holds a B.S. in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a minor in Engineering & Business. Connor is also an IGSHPA Accredited Installer and an Engineer in Training (EIT).