Geothermal Can Be Pivotal In Sustainable Systems
Geothermal takes advantage of energy underneath your dwelling– a sustainable and renewable supply of energy from the Earth. Geothermal is constantly being produced by our planet. It is a very efficient method of heating or cooling a structure, and has the following benefits:
- Efficient – With the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory concluding that geothermal heating and cooling is more efficient than classic residential systems, it only makes sense.
- Eco-friendly – The EPA determined that geothermal energy is the most Earth friendly heating and cooling system in the industry today.
- Cost-effective – State, Federal and local government and utilities offer many tax breaks and rebates that makes your investment in geothermal a wise choice.
Look around! More people and businesses are switching to geothermal, becoming socially and ecologically responsible! Energy and cost efficiency will vary by how you construct your heating and cooling system and it will balance well within your own home’s ecosystem.
If you already own your house why not use Earth’s energy to provide its heating and cooling? A Water Furnace geothermal system can transmit an astounding five units of energy for every one unit of electrical energy used, making it the most efficient and cost efficient system to date.
We all know that most homes are subject to vast array of temperatures throughout the year. Of course, depending on your climate, some dwellings will be exposed to the full swings of the seasons. However, just beneath the Earth’s surface, on your property, there is a sustainable, constant source of heat or cooling readily available to you in the form of geothermal energy.
The sun bombards the Earth with many different forms of light, including ultraviolet rays. 47% of that energy is stored within the surface of the Earth. Geothermal water systems tap this energy using an earth loop system; harvesting Earth’s gift to you. This is a very eco-friendly, energy efficient way to live.
During the heat cycle, a geothermal water heater heat pump utilizes the earth loop system to bring the heat from within the Earth’s surface. It is then delivered through a duct network and distributes this as warm air throughout the house. This same concept is used for heating water.
When looking to cool down a home, the heating process is then reversed. This creates a cool, conditioned air flow throughout the home. Instead of extracting heat from the ground, heat is taken from the air in your home and either moved back into the earth loop, or used to preheat the water in your hot water tank.
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the DOE (Department of Energy) determined that geothermal heat pumps are the most environmentally friendly and cost-efficient way to heat and cool your home. Geothermal systems give off no carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, or other greenhouse gasses that can be harmful to the environment and your family. We know your primary concern is to keep your home and family safe and comfortable – now you can do that as well as helping the environment. Water Furnace units are truly a natural green way of life