As the seasons change from spring to winter, temperatures fluctuate throughout the year. Some climates can range from blazing summers to chilly winters; Smithville included. Did you know there is a pretty consistent temperature, regardless of climate or season, just below the ground?
The Earth's crust absorbs 47% of the sun's heat (energy) and is maintained in the ground a few feet below the surface. WaterFurnace geothermal systems draw from this free heat source with an earth loop. This ingenious technology salvages the sun's heat supplying your home or office with central heating and cooling.
Using the earth loop, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump extracts the heat from the ground in the heating cycle. The geothermal system sucks the heat from the loops and passes this warmed air through a traditional duct system.
Additional available options include using that same heat to provide hot water and radiant floor heating.
During the cooling mode, cool, conditioned air is distributed throughout the house by doing the exact opposite as the heating process. Heat is not extracted, instead it is pushed into the ground. The warm heat is pulled from your home and transferred back into the earth loop. Your hot water heating can be fueled by this process as well.
Experience matters!! Perhaps the most important aspect of deciding upon a geothermal system installation is selecting a Geothermal installer. First Geothermal Energy is owned and operated by Mike Roberts. Mike has over twenty five years experience in the HVAC industry. Approximately fifteen Years ago he decided the future was geothermal, he has dedicated his geothermal career to the design and installation of a proper geothermal heat pump system for his customers. This starts with a complete evaluation of the current or future home or building. This includes measurements of the home;level of insulation; window and door sizes and grade; home exposure direction ect. All of this is done to determine the structures heat loss and heat gain. Once this is accurately calculated, a properly sized system, including the tonnage required and the size and design of the loop system is created.
Mike is a factory trained technician in geothermal design and installation, using the latest software and analytical data.
Licenced with the State of Ohio in HVAC and Plumbing Licence # 14124
Certified in refrigerant usage.
Certified in fusion welding techniques for the loop piping