Indoor Comfort, Down to Earth Savings with Augusta County Geothermal Heating A source of consistent, metered flow of conditioned air is already being tapped by many homeowners all across Augusta County, VA, area. Geothermal heating and cooling is provided by the constant temperature found in their own backyards; just a few feet under the surface of the earth. The advantages of using this "down to earth" method for heating, cooling and hot water are many. One advantage, according to studies by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), of geothermal heating and cooling is that it's the most energy-efficient option available. The experts at WaterFurnace International, Inc., the leading manufacturer of geothermal heating and cooling products, add that a Augusta County geothermal system depends on the most plentiful source of renewable energy and a source that is available virtually anywhere in the Augusta County, VA, area. The result is a system that achieves green status in more ways than one: homeowners can decrease both their carbon footprint and their utility bills. In fact, the geothermal energy savings provided by a WaterFurnace geothermal system can be as much as 70 percent compared with a conventional system (natural gas, oil, electricity, or propane fuel). Additionally, the system removes noise pollution, with a sound level like a refrigerator. The fundamental premise of a Augusta County geothermal system is to pull the free energy stored by the earth when the sun shines on it, and delivering via a series of pipes, called an earth loop, to your home. This removes hot and cold spots as it evenly warms or cools your home. In heating mode, our environmental-friendly coolant flows through the pipe carrying heat from the ground to the fluid and then to the geothermal unit inside of your home. Supplying warm comfort and improved indoor air quality, the heat is distributed through either a conventional duct system or a hydronic radiant heat system. A Augusta County geothermal system also addresses pollutants in the air. According to EPA tests, levels of pollutants are 2-5 times greater indoors than outside. Research also shows that exposure to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can cause health problems including, asthma, dizziness, fatigue and respiratory diseases, among many others. On the market today are numerous devices used to diminish the health risks associated with poor IAQ. Improve the air in your home with these WaterFurnace products designed to work with their Augusta County geothermal system. HEPA filters, heat recovery ventilators, electronic air cleaners are among the devices and technologies that will contribute to good IAQ throughout your home. For more information on Indoor Air Quality products, see the WaterFurance resource on this concern. To find a Augusta County geothermal system that fits your needs, please contact Birds Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. or talk to a WaterFurnace expert at [[phone]].