How Geothermal Works

We all know that Fort Wayne homes are subjected to varying temperatures during the year. Some climates can see the extremities 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 infuses the Earth's crust with its heat energy. Forty-seven percent of that energy is stored in the ground as heat. WaterFurnace geothermal systems draw from this heating potential using an earth loop system; collecting this free heat for your home. This cutting-edge technology uses the sun's heat that the earth has readily deposited 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 pulls heat from the loop it distributes it through a traditional duct system as warm air. The same heat energy can also be put to use for a radiant floor system or domestic hot water heating.

Geothermal Cooling

The heating process is reversed in the cooling mode - creating cool, conditioned air all through the home. 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 preheat the water in your hot water tank.

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For more information on how to get started with a geothermal system in the Fort Wayne area, contact Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc.. Start saving on your energy bills today.