Learn More About Installations
Get year-round efficient cooling and heating with your geothermal heat pump!
By pairing your geothermal heat pump with a plenum heater or storage heater, you can qualify for Dakota Valley' off-peak programs - thereby achieving not only the greatest in efficiency, but also the greatest in cost savings as well!
Dual Heat Installation: The combination of an air-to air heat pump and a plenum heater are installed as the primary high efficiency heat source. The heat pump a-coil is installed in the hot air plenum of a fuel oil, propane, or natural gas forced air furnace, which is used as the backup heating system for this off-peak installation. Air conditioning is a great plus with no additional equipment.
Storage Heat Installation: A ground source heat pump is installed as the ONLY heat source. It can be used to heat air or water. In this setup it is heating water that is circulated through a special plastic pipe set into a poured concrete floor or set in washed sand below the concrete floor. Both methods give you the comfort of "warm floor" heating. The backup heat source is the heat stored in the concrete and sand. Air conditioning is also available with this heat pump as an option. An air-to-air or ground source heat pump in combination with a Comfort Plus Storage Furnace will provide both high efficiency heating and cooling with a storage heat backup.
All-Electric Heat Installation: An air-to-air or ground source heat pump is installed as the ONLY heat source and there is NO fossil fuel backup heat source. There is generally an electric plenum heater installed with the heat pump. Air conditioning is a great plus with no additional equipment.
Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative does not inventory or order air-to-air heat pumps or geothermal heat pumps, but will provide you with contractors to contact for more information.