Thermal systems use the Earth's ability to store heat energy as a perfect
source for high efficiency heating and cooling. Heat energy is collected and
transferred through an earth loop which is an underground piping system. A Geo
Thermal unit will not only save you money, but you'll experience enhanced
comfort and safe, quiet operation with a system that's environmentally
|HOW YOU BENEFIT
Operating Cost -- A WaterFurnace geothermal system operates more
efficiently than ordinary heating and air conditioning systems because it can
deliver an astounding five units of energy for every one unit of electrical
energy used. By combining stored earth energy with safe electric power, many
WaterFurnace owners realize savings up to 70% for heating, cooling and hot
Enhanced Comfort -- Our systems provide precise
distribution of comfortable air all year long, eliminating hot spots and cold
spots. During heating, you'll experience warm air without the hot blasts
associated with ordinary gas furnaces, or the cooler air of an air source heat
pump. Additionally, when cooling, our geothermal units deliver cool,
Quiet -- Unlike ordinary air conditioners or
heat pumps, there is no noisy outdoor unit to disturb your outdoor environment
or your neighbors. WaterFurnace units are designed and constructed for "whisper
quiet" operation, similar to your refrigerator.
Unlike air conditioners and heat pumps, geothermal units are installed indoors
(like your refrigerator), so they are not subject to wear and tear caused by
rain, snow, ice, debris, extreme temperatures or vandalism. Geothermal units
have proven to be very reliable and require less maintenance.
Environmentally Friendly -- According to the Department of
Energy and the EPA, geothermal systems are the most environmentally friendly
way to heat and cool your home. Our systems emit no carbon dioxide, carbon
monoxide or other greenhouse gasses which are considered to be major
contributors to environmental air pollution.
|HOW IT WORKS
|No matter what climate you live in, the temperature throughout the
year varies. For some climates that means blazing summers that cool to frigid
winters. What many people don't realize is that the temperature below ground
(regardless of climate or season) stays fairly consistent all year. The ground
is able to maintain a higher rate of temperature consistency because it absorbs
47% of the suns energy (heat) as it hits the Earth's surface. WaterFurnace
geothermal systems are able to tap into this free energy with an earth loop.
This technology is then used to provide your home or office with central
heating and cooling.
During the heating cycle, a WaterFurnace
geothermal system uses the earth loop to extract heat from the ground. As the
system pulls heat from the loop it distributes it through a conventional duct
system as warm air. The same heat energy can also be used for a radiant floor
system or domestic hot water heating.
In the cooling
mode, a WaterFurnace geothermal system air conditions your home by reversing
the heating process. Instead of extracting heat from the ground, it is
extracted from your home and either moved back into the earth loop, or used to
preheat the water in your hot water tank. Once the heat is removed from the
air, it is distributed through the duct system in your home.