Indoor Comfort, Down to Earth Savings with Columbia Geothermal Heating Homeowners across Columbia, South Carolina, have discovered the benefits of using the energy source in their own backyards to provide heating, cooling and hot water. Columbia geothermal heating and cooling systems tap into the constant temperature found a few feet below the surface of the earth, to deliver a consistent, even flow of conditioned air throughout the home, eliminating hot and cold spots. One advantage, according to studies by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), of geothermal heating and cooling is that it's the most energy-efficient option available. The experts at WaterFurnace International, Inc., the leading manufacturer of geothermal heating and cooling products, add that a Columbia geothermal system depends on the most ample source of renewable energy and a source that is available virtually anywhere in the Columbia, South Carolina, area. The result is a system that achieves Earth-friendly status in more ways than one: homeowners can decrease both their carbon footprint and their utility bills. In fact, the geothermal energy savings provided by a WaterFurnace geothermal system can be as much as 70 percent compared with a conventional system (natural gas, oil, electricity, or propane fuel). Additionally, the system removes noise pollution, with a sound level like a refrigerator. A Columbia geothermal system captures the free energy from the earth by using a series of pipes, called an earth loop, buried in the ground. During the heating mode, a special fluid circulates through the pipe where heat energy is transferred from the ground (the heat source) to the fluid and then to the geothermal unit located in the home, providing warm comfort. Inside the home, the heat is distributed through either a conventional duct system or a hydronic radiant heat system. A Columbia geothermal system also addresses pollutants in the air. According to EPA tests, levels of pollutants are two to five times greater indoors than outside. Research also shows that exposure to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can cause health problems including, asthma, dizziness, fatigue and respiratory diseases, among many others. On the market today are numerous devices used to diminish the health risks associated with poor IAQ. Improve the air in your home with these WaterFurnace products designed to work with their Columbia geothermal system. HEPA filters, heat recovery ventilators, electronic air cleaners are among the devices and technologies that will contribute to good IAQ throughout your home. For more information on Indoor Air Quality products, pay a visit to the WaterFurance resource on this concern. To find a Columbia geothermal system that fits your needs, please contact WaterFurnace or talk to a WaterFurnace expert at [[phone]].