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.
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December 9 - 3:00 PM
Visionary Architect Paolo Soleri
We travel to Arizona to the 'City of Bells'. Arcosanti is an urban laboratory built in the 70's. This eco-dream was built by visionary architect Paolo Soleri to demonstrate his concept of arcology which is a fusion of architecture and ecology.
December 9 - 3:30 PM
It's Not All Monkee Business For Peter Tork
Musician Peter Tork shares how the MONKEES defined his life. Healthy home tips to pet proof your living space. How to create a home gym on a budget. Omega rich salmon recipe and what every pet owner needs to know about heart worm disease.