How Geothermal Works

We all know that Cape Cod 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 put to good use; just a few feet below the earth's surface. How is that possible?

The sun imparts 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 accumulated to condition your home or office.

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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.