Cooling Geothermal Systems in Ottawa, ON
Simply put, geothermal systems use energy stored in the earth to heat and cool your home. They are considered the most cost-effective, energy-efficient and renewable alternative to today’s traditional heating and cooling energy sources.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, geothermal-exchange systems save homeowners up to 70 percent in heating costs and up to 50 percent in cooling costs compared with more conventional oil, gas and propane systems.
Worry-free and sure to give you year-round comfort, geothermal systems are also good for the environment!
Geothermal Water Furnace
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.
WaterFurnace highest-efficiency heat pump Heating 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.
Cooling 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.
Geothermal vs. Geoexchange: What’s in a name?
Geothermal energy has been used to heat and air condition buildings for several decades, and, during that time, these geothermal systems have been called many different things. Some of the more popular variations include geo-thermal, geoexchange, ground-water, ground-water assisted, ground-water-source, water-to-water, and even our company name, water furnace heating and cooling.
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