Geothermal is Comfort That Gives Back
A geothermal heat pump is the greenest and most efficient heating & cooling system available. Using the free renewable solar energy stored in your backyard rather than burning fossil fuels makes it the most cost effective heating and cooling system too! What’s really impressive is the level of comfort it provides. WaterFurnace geothermal systems operate for longer periods at lower speeds, making the home consistently comfortable all year round. You have to experience it to believe it.
WaterFurnace units are designed to run more often at low speeds to provide stable temperatures throughout the home and help eliminate hot or cold spots. They provide a comfort you need to experience to believe. And to achieve even more precise control over temperatures, add our IntelliZone2 zoning system.
WaterFurnace systems are rated number one in energy efficiency because they can deliver more than five units of energy for every one unit of electrical energy used. Compare that to even the best ordinary system that delivers less than one unit of energy for every unit it consumes. That translates into an efficiency rating exceeding 530%, compared to the most efficient gas furnace which rates only 98%.
Because of the extraordinary efficiency of a WaterFurnace geothermal system, most homeowners save more on monthly bills than they pay for the system when installation costs are financed. Any added investment over traditional equipment is usually recovered in just a few years, and many homeowners see a return on investment of 10-20% over the life of the system. A ground source heat pump is the only heating and cooling technology that pays you back.
Geothermal systems are recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as the most environmentally friendly, cost effective and energy efficient heating and cooling technology available. These systems also minimize the threats of acid rain, air pollution, the greenhouse effect and global warming—problems directly linked to the burning of fossil fuels. In fact, installing a single geothermal unit is the environmental equivalent of planting 750 trees.
Large, high efficiency MERV 11 filters come standard with most our units to provide exceptional indoor air quality and protect your family from dust and pollen. WaterFurnace units also circulate air more often, further filtering the air.
One compact WaterFurnace unit provides heating, central air conditioning, and supplemental domestic hot water for your entire home. Horizontal, vertical, and bottom-flow configurations are available for a wide range of home applications, including newly constructed as well as existing homes.
Geothermal units aren’t subjected to the punishing effects of outdoor weather or fuel combustion, so they last longer than nearly any other heating and cooling system. According to the US Department of Energy, geothermal units have an average equipment life of 25 years while the underground loop system has a rated material life of more than 100 years. Ordinary air conditioners, furnaces and heat pumps usually last 15-18 years. -Source: Unit – Energy.gov, Loop – 2009 Jana Labratories study
Geothermal is the only renewable that provides reliable operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, making it The Reliable Renewable*(TM WaterFurnace). By using the infinite energy source in the earth, a geothermal heat pump operates efficiently and effectively all year-round—rain or shine, day or night, windy or not. No matter what direction your house is facing or what climate you live in, your WaterFurnace system will deliver.
There are quite a few different heating and air contractors out there. They claim to “know geothermal”. EcoMech is the most recognized and respected name in geothermal for the Southeast area. We take pride in our installations and service to you – the customer. We know how to find solutions when others can not. When you want the best in your heating and air company