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Jun 09 2014

Getting the Lowdown On Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Geothermal Heating and Cooling Saves You Money and Slashes Your Carbon Footprint

Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Geothermal heating and cooling allows you to utilize the readily available energy source lying just below the surface of your yard. You can heat and air condition your Columbia home for far less than your neighbors who use standard heating and cooling methods.

Have you ever wondered how geothermal power works? Here is the lowdown on geothermal heating and cooling technology, and how it can save you big money on your energy bills.

The ground around your house stores about 47% of the sun's energy as heat. A geothermal system taps into this heating source utilizing a "loop system". A geothermal heat pump employs the loop system to draw the heat up from the ground. Using a classic duct system, the pump draws the heat from the loops and distributes it through the house as warm air. The very same heating energy can also be used to provide hot water and radiant floor heat throughout your home.

The process for geothermal heating is reversed for the cooling mode. Instead of extracting heat from the ground, heat is taken from the air in your home and either moved back into the earth loop, or used to heat the water in your hot water tank.

Using geothermal heating and cooling can lead to savings of up to 70% on your heating and cooling bills. Plus, geothermal power is a zero emissions heat source, and unlike solar or wind power, it is always available. Comfort Services installs geothermal products that make use of that free, clean energy just lying under your backyard. Schedule an appointment with us today!

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