How Geothermal Works

We all know that Columbia homes are acceptable to varying temperatures during the year. Some climates can see the extremities that summer and winter hit us with. There is a dependable source of temperature that you can put to good use; just a few feet below the earth's surface. How is that possible?

The sun infuses the Earth's crust with its heat energy. Forty-seven percent of that energy is stockpiled in the ground as heat. WaterFurnace geothermal systems tap this heating potential using an earth loop system; collecting this free heat for your home. This cutting-edge technology uses the sun's heat that the earth has conveniently stored to condition your home or office.

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Geothermal Heating

In the heating cycle, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump utilizes the earth loop system to draw the heat from the ground. With delivery through a classic duct system, the geothermal system pulls heat from the loops and distributes it as warm air. Other choices are available to use that same heat energy to provide hot water heating and radiant floor heat.

Geothermal Cooling

Cooling the air is just the reverse process used in the heating cycle. Warm air is driven by the geothermal heat pump into the ground. By getting rid of the warm air, all that is left is cool air radiating throughout your home. There is no cost to heating your water during this process.

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For more information on how to get started with a geothermal system in the Columbia area, contact WaterFurnace. Start saving on your energy bills today.