BENEFITS OF GEOTHERMAL
WaterFurnace geothermal systems are among the most
efficient, energy saving, environmentally conscious heat pumps you can
purchase. They are a natural heat pump that will give you years
of reliable, safe home comfort at a low cost.
Lower 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 water.
Our geothermal 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 sytems deliver cool, dehumidified air.
Unlike ordinary air conditioners or heat pumps, there's no noisy outdoor
unit to disturb your outside environment or your neighbors. WaterFurnace
geothermal systems are designed and constructed for quiet operation.
Unlike air conditioners and heat pumps, geothermal systems are installed
indoors, so they are not subject to wear and tear caused by rain, snow, ice,
debris, extreme temperatures or vandalism. Geothermal systems have proven to
be very reliable and require less maintenance.
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. They are truly a natural, green heat pump.
EARTH LOOP SYSTEMS
Often used when adequate land surface is available. Depending on
geothermal system needs and space available, pipes are placed in
trenches that range in length from 100 to 400 feet
The ideal choice for a
geothermal heat pump when available
land surface is limited. Well drilling equipment is used to bore
small-diameter holes from 100 to 400 feet deep.
POND (Lake) LOOPS
Very economical to install when a large body of water is available for
use by the
geothermal heating and cooling system.
Coils of pipe are simply placed on the bottom of the pond or lake to
capture the geothermal energy.
Open loops (Well-Water Systems)
In ideal conditions, an open-loop application can be the most economical
type of geothermal system. These use groundwater from a well as a direct