A source of consistent, metered flow of conditioned air is already being tapped by many homeowners all across Knoxville, TN, 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.
Consider that according to studies by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), they list Knoxville geothermal heating and cooling as the most energy-efficient option on the market today. Experts from WaterFurnace International, Inc., leading manufacturer of geothermal heating and cooling products, list another advantage. It is dependent on the most ample source of renewable energy that is available to almost all Knoxville, TN, residents.
A WaterFurnace geothermal system can achieve as much as 70% energy savings
when compared to conventional systems like natural gas, electric, or propane fuelled. The system removes noise pollution as well; operating at a sound level along the same lines a refrigerator would make. There is no noisy outdoor unit. The result is a heating and cooling system that surpasses the efficiency of conventional systems while reducing your carbon footprint and your utility bills at the same time.
The underlying premise of a Knoxville 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 transporting heat from the ground to the fluid and then to the geothermal unit inside of your home. Furnishing warm comfort and improved indoor air quality, the heat is distributed through either a conventional duct system or a hydronic radiant heat system.
Levels of indoor air pollutants are 2-5 times greater than those outside, according to EPA tests. A Knoxville geothermal system confronts this concern as research shows that exposure to poor indoor air quality (IAQ)
can lead to a variety of health problems such as, asthma, dizziness, fatigue and respiratory diseases.
On the market today are numerous devices used to decrease the health risks associated with poor IAQ. Improve the air in your home with these WaterFurnace products designed to work with their Knoxville geothermal system. HEPA filters, energy recovery ventilators (ERV), 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, pay a visit to the WaterFurance resource on this concern.
To find a Knoxville geothermal system that fits your needs, please contact Smith and Associates Geothermal
or talk to a WaterFurnace expert at 865-546-1476.