Indoor Comfort, Down to Earth Savings with Wilmington Geothermal Heating Homeowners across Wilmington, NC, have discovered the benefits of using the energy source in their own backyards to provide heating, cooling and hot water. Wilmington 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 Wilmington 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 is dependent on the most ample source of renewable energy that is available to almost all Wilmington, NC, 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 eliminates noise pollution as well; operating at a sound level like a refrigerator would make. 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. A Wilmington geothermal system captures the free energy from the earth by using a series of pipes, called an earth loop, buried in the ground. During the heating mode, a special fluid flows through the pipe where heat energy is transferred from the ground (the heat source) to the fluid and then to the geothermal unit located in your home, furnishing warm comfort. Inside the home, the heat is distributed through either a conventional duct system or a hydronic radiant heat system. Levels of indoor air pollutants are two to five times higher than those outside, according to EPA tests. A Wilmington geothermal system confronts this concern as research shows that exposure to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can lead to a variety of health problems such as, asthma, dizziness, fatigue and respiratory diseases. A variety of devices can be used to decrease 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 Wilmington geothermal system and contribute to good IAQ throughout the home. Visit the WaterFurnace website for a listing of products to help improve your home’s air quality. To find a Wilmington geothermal system that fits your needs, please contact O'Brien Service Company or talk to a WaterFurnace expert at [[phone]].