The earth absorbs almost 50% of all solar energy and remains a nearly constant temperature of 50°F to 70°F depending on geographic location. A ClimateMaster geothermal unit utilizes this constant temperature to exchange energy between your home and the earth as needed for heating and cooling.
In winter, water circulating inside a sealed loop absorbs heat from the earth and carries it to the unit. Here it is compressed to a higher temperature and sent as warm air to your indoor system for distribution throughout your home.
In the summer, the system reverses and expels heat from your home to the cooler earth via the loop system. This heat exchange process is not only natural, but is a truly ingenious and highly efficient way to create a comfortable climate in your home.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems are popular mostly due to the low operating costs and environmentally responsible operation. Comfort is an advantage that is often overlooked in the initial purchasing process. Most homeowners purchase the system for the operating costs savings, but once the system is installed, they notice an additional benefit, improved comfort. In heating, geothermal heat pumps provide warmer air temperatures (typically 95-105ºF, 35-41ºC) than conventional air source heat pumps (typically 85-95ºF, 29-35ºC), but because they are sized to run significantly more than a fossil fuel (natural gas, fuel oil or propane) furnace, they don’t “blast” hot air
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followed by an extended time when air is not being circulated. Most fossil fuel furnaces deliver hot (125 - 140°F [52 - 60°C]), air when operating. The steady, warm air provided by a geothermal heat pump provides the most comfortable heating system available.