Indoor Comfort, Down to Earth Savings with Rochester Geothermal Heating A source of consistent, metered flow of conditioned air is already being tapped by many homeowners all across Rochester, MN, area. Geothermal heating and cooling is provided by the constant temperature found in their own backyards; just a few feet under the surface of the earth. The advantages of using this "down to earth" method for heating, cooling and hot water are many. Consider that according to studies by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), they list Rochester 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 advantage. It relies on the most ample source of renewable energy that is available to almost all Rochester, MN, residents. The result is a system that achieves Earth-friendly status in more ways than one: homeowners can reduce both their carbon footprint and their utility bills. In fact, the geothermal energy savings provided by a WaterFurnace geothermal system can be as much as 70 percent compared with a conventional system (natural gas, oil, electricity, or propane fuel). Additionally, the system eliminates noise pollution, with a sound level similar to that of a refrigerator. The fundamental premise of a Rochester 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 removing heat from the ground to the fluid and then to the geothermal unit inside of the home. Providing warm comfort and improved indoor air quality, the heat is distributed through either a conventional duct system or a hydronic radiant heat system. A Rochester geothermal system also addresses pollutants in the air. According to EPA tests, levels of pollutants are 2-5 times higher 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 Rochester 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 Rochester geothermal system that fits your needs, please contact Earth Energy Heating & Cooling Inc. or talk to a WaterFurnace expert at [[phone]].