Using A Geothermal System in Your Home
EPISODE 4 - The Ultimate Energy Star Home
The trend toward geothermal systems should soon become the standard. Geothermal systems pull the temperature from beneath the ground to heat and cool your home while producing no carbon emissions. It is an energy efficient means towards comfort.
American Standard's Geothermal System
In a number of different sizes and styles, American Standard offers the geothermal system to best suit your home. With a balanced temperature from room to room, quiet operation, and minimal maintenance required, the geothermal system is efficient and cost-effective.
How Geothermal Works
The 2-stage unit circulates water through the geothermal loop, which allows Mother Nature to do the work of cooling the unit. The geo-start keeps the unit from starting at a high amperage, which means less energy is being used. In the first stage, the system will run at about 30% capacity, circulate the water the loop, dropping heat outside, and bringing the cool air back in the house. The system produces its own hot water, which augments the existing water heating system and leads to lower energy costs for the homeowner.
When using a geothermal unit, to fully optimize its functionality, your home should follow a few guidelines for energy efficiency. The Geothermal System works with these features to efficiently heat and cool your house.
- Spray Foam Insulation
- Double-paned Windows
- Honeywell 9500 Thermostat