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Geothermal by WaterFurnace

At Powers & Gregory, we believe WaterFurnace is the first and best choice for residential geothermal systems and products. Geothermal is a great option whether you are building a new home or replacing your existing system.

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Geothermal heat pumps are the best heating and cooling option for homeowners looking to build a new home. The upfront costs for a new construction geothermal system are usually less, and the initial outlay can be included in the monthly mortgage payment. The increases in mortgage costs are typically offset by the decreased operating costs of our geothermal systems — providing a net positive cash flow. Geothermal heating and cooling products are one of the most efficient, energy-saving, environmentally-friendly choices you can make for your new home.

Also, a great tip for homeowners looking to install geothermal in a new home is to make the house envelope as tight as possible. The more insulation and better windows and doors a homeowner includes in his or her home, the less capacity they will need for heating and cooling. Smaller capacity requires smaller equipment, and results in a reduced investment by the homeowner.

Geothermal heat pumps and geothermal systems are great for replacement or retrofit applications. Most units are easy to install, particularly when they replace another forced-air system. They can be installed in areas unsuitable for fossil fuel furnaces because there is no combustion, thus no need to vent exhaust gases. Duct-work must be installed in homes that don’t have an existing air distribution system.

Another popular way to use geothermal technology is with in-floor radiant heating, in which hot water circulates through pipes under the floor to heat the room. Some companies offer tongue and groove sub-floors that include the radiant floor piping in them for retrofit applications. Geothermal heating and cooling products are one of the most efficient, energy-saving, environmentally-friendly purchases you can make.