How Geothermal Works

We all know that Atlanta 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 consistent source of temperature that you can utilize; just a few feet beneath the earth's surface. How is that possible?

The sun imparts the Earth's crust with its heat energy. Forty-seven percent of that energy is stored in the ground as heat. WaterFurnace geothermal systems extract this heating potential using an earth loop system; gathering this free heat for your home. This state-of-the-art technology uses the sun's heat that the earth has readily deposited to condition your home or office.

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Geothermal Heating

Utilizing the earth loop, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump pulls the heat from the ground in the heating cycle. The geothermal system sucks the heat from the loops and distributes this warmed air through a standard duct system. Additional options include using that same heat to provide hot water and radiant floor heating are available.

Geothermal Cooling

Conditioning air is just the reverse process used in the heating cycle. Warm air is pushed 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 Atlanta area, contact GeoSaves, Inc.. Start saving on your energy bills today.