Heating and Cooling Systems
FCNL's building uses a geothermal heat pump instead of a conventional heating and cooling system. The pump consists of a network of piping that carries water down under the earth and back through the walls of the building, using the constant 55 degree temperature of the Earth’s crust to heat the building in the winter and cool it in the summer. FCNL’s heating and cooling therefore does not depend upon gas or oil and uses electricity only to the extent necessary to run the pump. We expect our heating cost to be 40% less per year in comparison with conventional heating and cooling.
The use of fossil fuels to heat and cool buildings contributes to pollution and global warming and is an unsustainable practice. The use of renewable resources like geothermal power is the best way to preserve the environment for future generations.