Indoor Comfort, Down to Earth Savings with Columbus Geothermal Heating Homeowners across Columbus, OH, have discovered the benefits of using the energy source in their own backyards to provide heating, cooling and hot water. Columbus geothermal heating and cooling systems tap into the constant temperature found a few feet below the surface of the earth, to deliver a consistent, even flow of conditioned air throughout the home, eliminating hot and cold spots. Consider that according to studies by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), they list Columbus 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 benefit. It depends on the most abundant source of renewable energy that is available to almost all Columbus, OH, residents. A WaterFurnace geothermal system can achieve as much as 70% energy savings when compared to conventional systems like natural gas, electric or gas fuelled. The system removes noise pollution as well; operating at a sound level similar to that of a refrigerator. 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 basic premise of a Columbus 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 circulates through the pipe transporting heat from the ground to the fluid and then to the geothermal unit inside of the home. Supplying warm comfort and improved indoor air quality, the heat is distributed through either a conventional duct system or a hydronic radiant heat system. A Columbus geothermal system also addresses pollutants in the air. According to EPA tests, levels of pollutants are 2-5 times greater indoors than outside. Research also shows that exposure to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can cause health problems including, asthma, dizziness, fatigue and respiratory diseases, among many others. A variety of devices can be used to diminish the health risks associated with poor IAQ and improve the air in your home. The WaterFurnace product offering includes HEPA filter technology, heat recovery ventilators, electronic air cleaners and a selection of filters, all designed to work with a Columbus geothermal system and contribute to good IAQ throughout the home. See the WaterFurnace website for a listing of products to help improve your home’s air quality. To find a Columbus geothermal system that fits your needs, please contact Hottinger Geothermal or talk to a WaterFurnace expert at [[phone]].