How Geothermal Works

We all know that Greenville homes are acceptable to varying temperatures during the year. Some climates can see the extremities that summer and winter throw at us. There is a consistent source of temperature that you can put to good use; just a few feet beneath the earth's surface. How is that possible?

The sun instills 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 cutting-edge technology uses the sun's heat that the earth has readily stored to condition your home or office.

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Geothermal Heating

In the heating cycle, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump employs the earth loop system to extract the heat from the ground. With delivery through a standard duct system, the geothermal system draws heat from the loops and distributes it as warm air. Options are available to use that same heat energy to provide hot water heating and radiant floor heat.

Geothermal Cooling

During the cooling mode, cool, refreshing air is distributed throughout the house by doing the exact opposite as the heating process. Heat is not pulled, instead it is driven into the ground. The warm heat is extracted from your home and taken back into the earth loop. Your hot water heating can be fueled by this procedure as well.

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For more information on how to get started with a geothermal system in the Greenville area, contact BARGA Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc.. Start saving on your energy bills today.