Smith And Associates Geothermal
1217 McKenzie Place
Knoxville, TN 37917
Service area: 50 miles
Service Area: Knoxville, Loudon, Lenoir City, Maryville, Greenback, Kingston, Louisville, Dandridge, Morristown, Harriman, Sweetwater, and the rest of East TN within 50 miles.
We specialize in installing geothermal heating, cooling, and hot water systems in high efficiency and custom homes. Installing over 800 systems since 1992 has made us the most experienced residential geothermal company in East TN. We service all makes and models of geothermal systems. Having a geothermal heat pump system in your home is the equivalent of taking 2 cars off the road or planting 750 trees.
We installed geothermal horizontal loops, ductwork, and heat pumps for the ZEBRA Alliance research homes in Oak Ridge. We worked with TVA on numerous residential energy efficiency projects in the 90's.
The owner Roy Smith and project manager Mark Chadwell have 18 years experience each designing and installing geothermal heat pump systems. They have completed extra WaterFurnace training and showed the performance for the business to be designated a GeoPro dealership.
The head of the loop crew is International Ground Source Heat Pump (IGSPA) certified to install geothermal loops.
Our duct installation subcontractor is the 3rd generation in his family's trade. He is able to install zoned sheet metal duct systems in custom homes without using flex to get through all the odd angles and specialized construction.
Ken Wilson has completed HERS and Zero Energy Housing Certification training. He uses Manual J Version 8 to properly size sytems in high efficiency homes using some of the latest construction methods and materials.
Imagine an Energy Solution for a Better Future
Imagine the world’s largest thermal storage repository.
Now imagine that storage being maintained at a temperature that makes it a great heat source in the winter and a great heat sink in the summer.
And imagine, just imagine inventing a way to economically tap into that storage from almost anywhere on the planet.
Imagine being able to do this without any upgrade to the power grid or energy infrastructure.
In fact, imagine a system that would reduce the load on the grid and on power plants, mostly during peak demand.
Imagine a distributed renewable resource that could be used day or night, cloudy or bright, windy or calm, 24/7/365.
Just imagine what could be done with such a miracle.
Imagine equipment that could be installed at a home or business that was quiet and had no on site emissions.
Imagine this system cutting the buildings energy use for heating, cooling, and hot water by 50% or more.
Imagine a system that could recycle some of the energy expelled during cooling to be later used when needed for heating.
Try to imagine a solution that creates local jobs that cannot be shipped overseas.
Think of a system that doesn’t change the appearance of a building.
What if we could have a system protected from storms and theft?
And while we are piling it on, let’s imagine a system that wouldn’t need a backup system.
Let’s dream, let’s have a system that replaces something we normally would have to buy for a building.
Let us imagine creating a system with the lowest life cycle cost. Lower than other renewable or fossil fuel systems.
Let’s create a system that would run on electricity so we can have safe, precise operation and 100% of the energy can come from renewables.
Imagine a system to create a path to Net Zero buildings.
If only, if only we had something that satisfied half these criteria, think what it could do for our future.
We already do!
It is called GeoExchange and geothermal or ground source heat pumps (and many other names).
The world’s largest thermal storage is the Earth itself. The Earth generates heat from within and absorbs 46% of the solar radiation that falls upon it for winter.
Mother Nature is kind enough to expel some of this heat so that the soil or water is a great cool heat sink in the summer.
We already tap into this energy storage in all 50 states and all over the world. We just aren’t doing it enough.
These systems can meet all the criteria above and more. They have some of most even temperatures and best comfort of any HVAC system. The equipment dehumidifies better and doesn’t have any noisy outside unit like other systems. They are a great investment with long warranties and life expectancies. This is the best kept secret solution to our future.
Please read more about it. There are many videos on YouTube and http://www.igshpa.okstate.edu/ and www.geoexhange.org are good resources. See the TED Talk - "Going Six Feet Under".