Read More Here
Finding a qualifid geothermal expert can be a difficult challenge at best. We can assist you with finding a contractor who will be best suited for your project.
Book 1 of a professional series dedicated to helping all understand the basic prinicple and theories of geothermal heating and cooling. Click Here!
The Expert on Geothermal HVAC
Consultant | Author | Speaker
Jay's passion for geothermal air-conditioning and heating started during a repair to his own home air conditioning system on Labor Day weekend in 1989. Frustrated by the extreme tropical climate which had added to the premature failure of his air-conditioning system, he modified his home air conditioner to become a ground water-cooled system.
As he explored the opportunities which resulted from this successful discovery, he found there were others that shared his vision. Oklahoma State University (OSU), under the direction of Dr. Jim Bose had commissioned the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA). Jay traveled to OSU and studied the curriculum, and received his IGSHPA training to become a certified geothermal designer/installer.
Jay founded EggGeothermal in 1990 to provide geothermal HVAC systems to the Florida market. The result was immediate acceptance as EggGeothermal did very well with the technology, being featured on several network affiliated news stations and featured in many newspapers and magazines, receiving many opportunities to train and speak on geothermal technologies.
Jay received his first opportunity to speak at a professional level on the technology in 1994 as Tampa Building Department officials asked him to conduct a two day training class for city officials on the merits of geothermal HVAC technologies. Right behind them, Tampa Electric Company (TECO) began to rely heavily on Mr. Egg's training expertise, utilizing him in many and varied forms from conventions to in-house educating. Jay's companies, with the help of his brother, Brian Egg, president of Egg Systems Southeast continued to expand, becoming successful HVAC contractors, providing mechanical services of all kinds.
As a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, EggGeothermal entered into a new age of acceptance, and was able to quickly take its place among the leaders in renewable energy technologies, specifically geothermal sourced applications.
Jay and co-author Brian Howard accepted the invitation to write a professional book from McGraw Hill on the subject, and Geothermal HVAC, Green Heating and Cooling was published to a worldwide audience in 2010. The resulting validation and interest from publishing of this book have provided numerous opportunities for Mr. Egg.
Jay and co-writer Greg Cunniff accepted the opportunity to write a graduate-level textbook for McGraw- Hill. Modern Geothermal HVAC Engineering and Controls Applications will be published to a worldwide audience in April of 2013.
Jay currently focuses his professional efforts on geothermal consulting, writing, and speaking engagements. Among his clients are federal, state and local governments, developers, associations, and private entities.
Among all of the renewable energy technologies, geothermal HVAC seems to get the least respect. Why is that? As I flew into New York’s LaGuardia Airport recently, I could see acres of photovoltaic cells spanning the rooftops of various buildings. Their presence seem to cry out, “Look at me, I’m doing good.”
And indeed, they were generating electricity from the sun, at least while it was shining.
Traveling by car from San Diego to Bakersfield, I lost count of the number of windmills within the first few miles of entering the “wind generator corridor” along Highway 58. Suffice it to say, there were thousands of them. It must’ve been a slow day, because only about 20 percent were lazily spinning as I drove through Tehachapi...
In June 2011, the geothermal (earth-coupled) heating and cooling system started to fail in the emergency operations center for Sussex County, Delaware, even though the $13 million building had only been built in 2008.
The 18,000-square foot facility in Georgetown, Delaware contains $4 million worth of electronics equipment to process 911 calls. The building was designed to withstand winds up to 120 miles per hour and serve the region during disasters. But it also has heavy cooling loads, thanks to all that equipment.
To supply that cooling (and heating during the winter), the green building was fitted with a closed-loop geothermal system, to take advantage of the natural temperature gradient beneath the structure. The system essentially works like a refrigerator, only instead of exchanging heat with the air, it exchanges it from fluid in 24closed, 600-foot-deep wells, the temperature of which was expected to range from 60 to 70degrees Fahrenheit.
(Excerpt from Sierra Club) Geothermal HVAC (by Jay Egg and Brian Howard, $60, McGraw-Hill, Oct. 2010): A word of caution: beyond a few brief anecdotes about the underground fortresses that one of the authors built when he was young, this book is only worthwhile if you're considering installing a geothermal heating or cooling system in your home. For those looking for tips about geothermal HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), however, this tome has all the information you could ever need. Its pages are littered with diagrams of every conceivable setup, and the authors are very knowledgeable about the financial benefits of using the earth to warm you home. With additional sections about troubleshooting and maintenance, this is the ultimate geothermal DIY guidebook. Read More