How Geothermal Works

We all know that Omaha 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 underneath the earth's surface. How is that possible?

The sun permeates the Earth's crust with its heat energy. Forty-seven percent of that energy is stockpiled in the ground as heat. WaterFurnace geothermal systems tap this heating potential using an earth loop system; harvesting this free heat for your home. This cutting-edge 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 extracts the heat from the ground in the heating cycle. The geothermal system sucks the heat from the loops and distributes this warmed air through a standard 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, refreshing air is distributed throughout 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 Omaha area, contact Complete Comfort. Start saving on your energy bills today.