Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems
Efficient and Renewable Comfort
If your home’s comfort and efficiency are on your mind, look to Nunning for a geothermal comfort system that meets your heating and cooling needs today and far into the future.
Two For One
A geothermal heat pump is both your furnace and your air conditioner. By replacing your heating and air conditioning methods with a WaterFurnace geothermal system you can:
- Eliminate high heating oil, gas, propane & electricity bills
- Have an environmentally friendly comfort system
- Ensure comfort & savings with the most energy efficient, cost effective, and reliable system available.
- Get rid of that old noisy AC unit or that loud furnace
- Improve your homes indoor air quality
How a WaterFurnace Geothermal System works
No matter what climate you live in, the temperature throughout the year varies. For some climates that means blazing summers that cool to frigid winters. What many people don’t realize is that the temperature below ground (regardless of climate or season) stays fairly consistent all year. The ground is able to maintain a higher rate of temperature consistency because it absorbs 47% of the suns energy (heat) as it hits the Earth’s surface. WaterFurnace geothermal systems are able to tap into this free energy with an earth loop. This technology is then used to provide your home or office with central heating and cooling.
During the heating cycle, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump uses the earth loop to extract heat from the ground. As the system pulls heat from the loop it distributes it through a conventional duct system as warm air. The same heat energy can also be used for a radiant floor system or domestic hot water heating.
In the cooling mode, the heating process is reversed – creating cool, conditioned air throughout the home. Instead of extracting heat from the ground, heat is extracted from the air in your home and either moved back into the earth loop, or used to preheat the water in your hot water tank.
Geothermal vs. Geoexchange: what’s in a name?
Geothermal energy has been used to heat and air condition buildings for several decades, and, during that time, these geothermal systems have been called many different things. Some of the more popular variations include geo-thermal, geoexchange, ground-water, ground-water assisted, ground-water-source, water-to-water, and even our company name, water furnace heating and cooling.