How Geothermal Works

We all know that Hattiesburg homes are acceptable to varying temperatures throughout the year. Some climates can see the extremes that summer and winter hit us with. There is a consistent source of temperature that you can utilize; just a few feet below 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 cumulated in the ground as heat. WaterFurnace geothermal systems draw from 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 conveniently accumulated to condition your home or office.

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Geothermal Heating

During the heating cycle, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump uses the earth loop to draw heat from the ground. As the system draws heat from the loop it distributes it through a conventional duct system as warm air. The same heat energy can also be used for a radiant floor system or household hot water heating.

Geothermal Cooling

During the cooling mode, cold, conditioned air is circulated through the house by reversing the heating process. Heat is not extracted, instead it is propelled into the ground. The warm heat is pulled from your home and taken back into the earth loop. Your hot water heating can be fueled by this technique as well.

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For more information on how to get started with a geothermal system in the Hattiesburg area, contact American Air Specialists. Start saving on your energy bills today.