How Geothermal Works

We all know that Cape Cod homes are subjected 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 put to good use; just a few feet under 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 stored in the ground as heat. WaterFurnace geothermal systems draw from this heating potential using an earth loop system; collecting this free heat for your home. This state-of-the-art technology uses the sun's heat that the earth has conveniently stored to condition your home or office.

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Geothermal Heating

Using 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 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

The heating process is reversed in the cooling mode - creating cool, conditioned air all through the home. Instead of pulling heat from the ground, heat is taken 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 Cape Cod area, contact Atlantic Well Drilling. Start saving on your energy bills today.