How Geothermal Works
As the seasons move from spring to winter, temperature varies throughout the year. Some climates can range from sweltering summers to freezing winters; Northern Colorado included. Did you know there is a fairly consistent temperature, regardless of climate or season, just below the ground?
The Earth’s crust absorbs 47% of the sun’s heat (energy) and is maintained in the ground a few feet below the surface. WaterFurnace geothermal systems extract this free heat with an earth loop. This inventive technology salvages the sun’s heat providing your home or office with central heating and cooling.
Utilizing the earth loop, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump takes the heat from the ground in the heating cycle. The geothermal system draws the heat from the loops and delivers 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.
In the cooling mode, the heating process is reversed – creating cool, conditioned air throughout the home. Instead of extracting heat from the ground, heat is extracted 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.
For more information on how to get started with a geothermal system in the Northern Colorado area, contact Comfort By Nature. Start saving on your energy bills today.