Indoor Comfort, Down to Earth Savings with Portland, OR Geothermal Heating A source of consistent, metered flow of conditioned air is already being tapped by many homeowners all across Portland, OR, WA, 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. One advantage, according to studies by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), of geothermal heating and cooling is that it's the most energy-efficient option available. The experts at WaterFurnace International, Inc., the leading manufacturer of geothermal heating and cooling products, add that a Portland, OR geothermal system is reliant on the most plentiful source of renewable energy and a source that is available virtually anywhere in the Portland, OR, WA, area. 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 resembling 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. The underlying premise of a Portland, OR 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 eliminates hot and cold spots as it evenly warms or cools your home. In heating mode, our environmental-friendly coolant flows through the pipe transporting heat from the ground to the fluid and then to the geothermal unit inside of your 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. Levels of indoor air pollutants are 2-5 times greater than those outside, according to EPA tests. A Portland, OR 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. On the market today are numerous devices used to reduce the health risks associated with poor IAQ. Improve the air in your home with these WaterFurnace products designed to work with their Portland, OR geothermal system. HEPA filters, heat recovery ventilators, electronic air cleaners are among the devices and technologies that will contribute to good IAQ throughout your home. For more information on Indoor Air Quality products, pay a visit to the WaterFurance resource on this concern. To find a Portland, OR geothermal system that fits your needs, please contact Total Energy Concepts or talk to a WaterFurnace expert at [[phone]].