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TThousands of smart homeowners have switched to a WaterFurnace geothermal comfort system. That’s because geothermal systems use the free, renewable energy found in your own backyard and they operate at a fraction of the cost of any other solution. A WaterFurnace geothermal system provides complete heating and cooling comfort for your home with a single unit. And because the system does not burn fossil fuels, there are no fumes or carbon monoxide concerns.
Terralta Inc. –Geothermal Division is listed as a Qualified Firm and Drilling Firm in accordance with the CGC -Canadian Geo-exchange Coalition with 15 years of experience, in designing and installing both vertical and horizontal loop systems in residential and commercial applications.
GeoExchange is the industry's term used to describe an alternative to traditional oil- gas- or coal-fired heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Geoexchange systems have also been referred to as earth energy systems, or geothermal heat pump systems.
Geothermal Heat Pumps (Ground-Source Heat Pumps) are electrically powered heating and cooling systems which transfer heat to and from the earth via a refrigeration process.
Geothermal Heat Pumps have been in operation for over 40 years and operate on the same principle as your household refrigerator or air conditioner. A refrigerator keeps your food cool by drawing heat from the interior of the refrigerator and then transfers this heat to the coils on the outside.
A geothermal heat pump works in a similar manner. In the winter, fluid circulating through the system’s earth loop absorbs heat and carries it to the home. The indoor unit compresses the heat to a higher temperature and distributes it throughout the home. In the summer, the system reverses, pulling heat from the home, carrying it through the earth loop and depositing it in the cooler earth.
A geothermal heat pump operates as an efficient and environmentally friendly air conditioner. With the Synergy model from WaterFurnace, all three functions – forced air heat, forced air cooling, and hydronic water heating (radiant floor heat/domestic hot water pre-heat) can be accomplished out of one unit.