How Geothermal Works

We all know that Knox County 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 dependable source of temperature that you can utilize; just a few feet underneath 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 stockpiled in the ground as heat. WaterFurnace geothermal systems extract this heating potential using an earth loop system; harvesting this free heat for your home. This innovative technology uses the sun's heat that the earth has readily stored to condition your home or office.

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Geothermal Heating

In the heating cycle, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump employs the earth loop system to extract the heat from the ground. With delivery through a conventional duct system, the geothermal system pulls heat from the loops and circulates it as warm air. Other choices are available to use that same heat energy to provide hot water heating and radiant floor heat.

Geothermal Cooling

Cooling the air is just the reverse process used in the heating cycle. Warm air is driven by the geothermal heat pump into the ground. By removing the warm air, all that is left is cool air radiating throughout your home. Heating your water during this process is "free".

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For more information on how to get started with a geothermal system in the Knox County area, contact Cosby Heating and Cooling. Start saving on your energy bills today.