Our Greenovation of Terra Verde project is located in Central Florida. The home was originally heated via a 300 gallon heating oil tank in the front lawn and a central air conditioning system. One of the first major projects was to install a horizontal closed loop geothermal system in our side pasture.
No matter what climate you live in, the temperature throughout the year varies. For some climates that means blazing summers that cool to frigid winters. What many people don’t realize is that the temperature below ground (regardless of climate or season) stays fairly consistent all year.
The ground is able to maintain a higher rate of temperature consistency because it absorbs 47% of the suns energy (heat) as it hits the Earth’s surface. WaterFurnace geothermal systems are able to tap into this free energy with an earth loop. This technology is then used to provide your home with central heating and cooling.
During the heating cycle, a geothermal system uses the earth loop to extract heat from the ground. As the system pulls heat from the loop it distributes it through a conventional duct system as warm air. The same heat energy can also be used for a radiant floor system or domestic hot water heating.
In the cooling mode, the heating process is reversed – creating cool, conditioned air throughout the home. Instead of extracting heat from the ground, heat is extracted from the air in your home and either moved back into the earth loop, or used to preheat the water in your hot water tank.
Florence Henderson delivers meals and smiles to seniors in need.
March 12 - 3:30 PM
Solar Panels / Redefined Work Out Routine for Boomers
Dr. Anna Marie selects a new slick metal photovoltaic system to harvest the sun; Exercise Expert Cathe Friedrich redefines her work out routine as she enters her boomer years, and Progress report on Dr. Anna Marie's rescue dog Bucca's leg surgery.
March 13 - 3:30 PM
Special Pet Series
Dr. Anna Marie & her dog Bucca take a close look at aging cats & joint health issues. 'Dog Day' at Guiding Eyes for The Blind. We hit the streets with a special K-9 Cop team and we even whip up a healthy treat for your best friend.