November 7, 2011

Conan Heating & Air Conditioning is committed to bringing you the information that you need to make an informed decision when it comes to your heating and cooling system for your home or business. The first part of a five-part series, this article will go over the basics of a geothermal solution.

So, how does a geothermal system maintain your home’s warmth during the winter and rid your home of heat 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 just under the surface in Idaho Falls stays relatively the same all year long. The unit makes use of this constant temperature by using a loop system to pull the warmer temperature from the ground and move it to the home during colder months, and moving the warmer air from the home and depositing it in the ground during the warmer months.

A WaterFurnace geothermal system doesn’t use fossil fuels to create its conditioning. 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 it takes to operate the fans, compressors, and pumps. 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 Idaho Falls geothermal system can cool and heat your home, respectively. WaterFurnace geothermal systems maintain 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 Conan Heating & Air Conditioning. We have many years of experience with proper sizing and installation of geothermal heat pumps. We’re confident that we can help you. Stay tuned for part two of our series on geothermal systems: Geothermal Heat Pumps.

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