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What is the WaterFurnace geothermal system?

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The WaterFurnace geothermal system is a heating and air-conditioning system that uses energy captured by the Earth from the sun. To heat a structure, the system draws heat from the ground for distribution. To cool, the system draws heat from the building and disposes of it into the ground.

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WaterFurnace geothermal systems save on the cost of heating a building over alternative HVAC systems. The use of energy to run the systems is far lower than gas or electric systems, creating five units of energy for heating and cooling for every one unit of energy applied to operate them. Owners of the systems have seen savings of up to 70 percent through their use when installing the geothermal systems to operate alongside electric power systems. They are also better for the environment, emitting no greenhouse gases during operation.

Using geothermal energy, the WaterFurnace systems can distribute hot air evenly throughout a structure. The systems use traditional duct work to pass air through a building without hot and cold blasts of air during start-up. Installed indoors and designed for quiet operation, they also cut down on noise pollution. Indoor installation also extends the lifespan of the units, keeping them safe from weather damage or vandalism.

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