Geothermal Basics for Lime Springs

Johnson Comfort Systems, Inc. is committed to bringing you the data that you need to make a smart decision when it comes to the right heating and cooling system. Knowing the available options makes all the difference. The first part in a five part series, this article will introduce you to the basics of a geothermal solution.
 
So, how does a geothermal system maintain your home’s warmth during the winter and cool during the summer? It’s all about making the most out of the stored energy that can be discovered under your feet. The temperature of the earth a few feet below the surface in Lime Springs stays pretty the same all year long. The unit makes use of this constant temperature by using a loop system to move the warmer temperature from the ground and move it to the home during colder months, and pushing the warmer air from the home and dispersing it in the ground during the warmer months.
 
A WaterFurnace geothermal system doesn’t use fossil fuels to create its heating and cooling. It uses the heat that is stored in the ground without adding any carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, or any other air pollutants to the environment. The only electricity that a geothermal unit will consume is the electricity that operates the fans, compressor, and pump. All of this lends itself to a lean, clean-running, energy efficient heating and cooling system.
 
Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) and Coefficient of Performance (COP) are ratings on how efficient your potential Lime Springs geothermal system will cool and heat your home, respectively. WaterFurnace geothermal systems retain the highest ratings on the market today. With our Envision series, it leads the way. This geothermal pump offers an unparalleled 30 EER and a 5.1 COP. That’s conditioning that will definitely save you green.
 
For more information on the basics of geothermal heating and cooling systems, please contact Johnson Comfort Systems, Inc.. We have vast experience with proper sizing and installation of geothermal heat pumps. We’re sure that we can do the same for you. Stay tuned for part two of our series on geothermal systems: Geothermal Heat Pumps.