Indoor Comfort, Down to Earth Savings with Kalkaska Geothermal Heating A source of consistent, metered flow of conditioned air is already being tapped by many homeowners all across Kalkaska, MI, 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 Kalkaska geothermal system is dependent on the most plentiful source of renewable energy and a source that is available virtually anywhere in the Kalkaska, MI, area. The result is a system that achieves green status in more ways than one: homeowners can decrease 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 underlying premise of a Kalkaska 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 your 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. Levels of indoor air pollutants are 2-5 times greater than those outside, according to EPA tests. A Kalkaska 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 diminish the health risks associated with poor IAQ. Improve the air in your home with these WaterFurnace products designed to work with their Kalkaska 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 Kalkaska geothermal system that fits your needs, please contact Kalkaska Pumbing & Heating Inc. or talk to a WaterFurnace expert at [[phone]].