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Geothermal Basics for Augusta County

11/07/2011
Birds Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. is committed to bringing you the data 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 in a five part series, this article will introduce you to the basics of a geothermal solution.
 
So, how does a geothermal system keep your house warm during the winter and cool during the summer? It’s all about making the most out of the oft-forgotten energy that can be found under your feet. The temperature of the earth a few feet below the surface in Augusta County stays pretty constant throughout the year. 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 heating and cooling. It uses the heat that already exists 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 use is the electricity that it takes to operate 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 Augusta County geothermal system can cool and heat your home, respectively. WaterFurnace geothermal systems maintain the highest ratings in the industry. With our Envision series, it leads the way. This geothermal pump boasts an impressive 30 EER and a 5.1 COP. That’s conditioning that will definitely save you cash.
 
For more information on the basics of geothermal heating and cooling systems, please contact Birds Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.. 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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