How Geothermal Works

As the seasons move from spring to winter, temperature varies throughout the year. Some climates can vary from blazing summers to chilly winters; Cape Cod included. Did you know there is a fairly consistent temperature, regardless of climate or season, just below the ground?

The Earth's crust takes in 47% of the sun's heat (energy) and is maintained in the ground a few feet below the surface. WaterFurnace geothermal systems draw from this free heat source with an earth loop. This inventive technology reclaims the sun's heat providing your home or office with central heating and cooling.

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Geothermal Heating

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

Geothermal Cooling

During the cooling mode, cool, conditioned air is distributed through the house by doing the exact opposite as the heating process. Heat is not extracted, instead it is pushed into the ground. The warm heat is extracted from your home and moved 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 Cape Cod area, contact Atlantic Well Drilling. Start saving on your energy bills today.