Indoor Comfort, Down to Earth Savings with San Antonio Geothermal Heating Homeowners across San Antonio, TX, have discovered the benefits of using the energy source in their own backyards to provide heating, cooling and hot water. San Antonio 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 San Antonio 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 advantage. It depends on the most ample source of renewable energy that is available to almost all San Antonio, TX, 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 along the same lines a refrigerator. 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 San Antonio 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 the home, providing warm comfort. Inside the home, the heat is distributed through either a conventional duct system or a hydronic radiant heat system. A San Antonio geothermal system also addresses pollutants in the air. According to EPA tests, levels of pollutants are 2-5 times higher indoors than outside. Research also shows that exposure to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can cause health problems including, asthma, dizziness, fatigue and respiratory diseases, among many others. On the market today are numerous devices used to lessen the health risks associated with poor IAQ. Improve the air in your home with these WaterFurnace products designed to work with their San Antonio 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 San Antonio geothermal system that fits your needs, please contact Southwest Mechanical Services or talk to a WaterFurnace expert at [[phone]].