How Geothermal Works

We all know that Greensburg 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 infuses the Earth's crust with its heat energy. Forty-seven percent of that energy is stockpiled in the ground as heat. WaterFurnace geothermal systems extract this heating potential using an earth loop system; harvesting this free heat for your home. This state-of-the-art technology uses the sun's heat that the earth has conveniently 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 draws the heat from the loops and delivers this warmed air through a traditional duct system. Additional choices include using that same heat to provide hot water and radiant floor heating are available.

Geothermal Cooling

In the cooling mode, the heating process is reversed - creating cold, conditioned air throughout the home. Instead of extracting heat from the ground, heat is extracted 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.

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For more information on how to get started with a geothermal system in the Greensburg area, contact Wallpe Heating & Cooling. Start saving on your energy bills today.