Use what's already there - free & renewable supply of energy
Geothermal energy is the smarter way to heat and cool your home or business - it's efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly. It's hard to get much greener than with WaterFurnace. Just ask the EPA - they concluded geothermal energy is the most environmentally friendly heating and cooling system. Or ask the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory - they also concluded that geothermal energy is more efficient and cost-effective than conventional residential systems. Or ask the federal, state, and local governments and utilities - they're offering many rebates and tax incentives that will go hand in hand with your investment in geothermal. Or, most importantly, you can ask your neighbors - more and more people are switching to geothermal and love it! Energy and cost savings will vary by region and depend on the type of old system your new geothermal is replacing. However, geothermal will always be smarter, more cost effective and greener.
How Geothermal Works
No matter what climate you live in, the temperature throughout the year varies. For some climates that means blazing summers that cool to frigid winters, and Tallahassee is no exception. What many people don't realize is that the temperature below ground (regardless of climate or season) stays fairly consistent all year.
The ground is able to maintain a higher rate of constant temperature because it absorbs 47% of the suns energy (heat) as it hits the Earth's surface. WaterFurnace geothermal systems are able to tap into this free energy with an earth loop. This technology is then used to provide your home or office with central heating and cooling.
During the heating cycle, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump uses the earth loop to extract heat from the ground. As the system pulls heat from the loop it distributes it through a conventional duct system as warm air. The same heat energy can also be used for a radiant floor system or domestic hot water heating.
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.
Save Money with Geothermal
You already own the property - why not utilize the free energy source just below the surface of your yard? A WaterFurnace geothermal system can distribute an astounding four units of energy for every one unit of electrical energy used.
But what does that mean for you? It means you can condition your Tallahassee home for much less than your neighbors and friends. The equipment we install is the most efficient geothermal products available. Homeowners can realize savings up to 70% for heating, cooling, and hot water!
Geothermal and the Environment
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the DOE (Department of Energy) ascertained that geothermal heat pumps are the most environmentally friendly and cost-efficient way to heat and cool your home. Geothermal systems emit no carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, or other greenhouse gasses that can be harmful to the environment and your family. We know your highest priority is to keep your home and family safe and comfortable - now you can do that as well as helping the environment. WaterFurnace units are truly a natural green way of life.
Replace Existing System
Is your traditional furnace or heat pump on its last leg? Or do you just want to toss out your inefficient equipment before it costs you an arm and a leg? WaterFurnace geothermal systems provide a smart alternative for the replacement of older or inefficient equipment in the Tallahassee, Florida area. Most units are easy to install and can be installed in areas unsuitable for fossil fuel furnaces. There is no combustion or need to vent exhaust gasses which means our equipment can be installed virtually anywhere.
If you have ductwork already installed in your home, you are one step ahead of the game. If not, we can easily install ductwork so you can experience the comfort of geothermal to its full extent. Another heating method to consider is radiant in-floor heating. Imagine walking on warm floors all winter long... We offer a unit that is capable of in-floor heating in conjunction with forced air to provide you with the most comfortable heating possible - all while helping the environment and saving money.
If you're ready to build the home of your dreams, why not install the most efficient and high-end heating and cooling system available today? A newly constructed house comes with a certain peace of mind that's not common among previously owned homes. Installing a WaterFurnace geothermal system can extend that peace of mind to your heating and cooling system as well. Including a geothermal system in your newly built home means you can roll the cost into your monthly mortgage payment. The money you save in operating costs will typically offset the increase in mortgage payment - which means you may see a positive cash flow!
For more information on how to get started with a geothermal system in the Tallahassee area, contact Geo Saves Florida. Start saving on your energy bills today.