Geothermal: How It Works
Geothermal offers an energy-efficient, cost-effective space conditioning system that taps into the earth to capture its renewable energy. The sun heats the earth, which then stores about 47% of that energy in the ground. Just a few feet below the frost line, the temperature remains between 55 and 70 degrees all year round in many climates.
In winter, the sun heats the earth, which stores that energy below ground. That warmth is ready and waiting for a geothermal system to extract it, concentrate it through compression, and to use it to heat your home. In summer, a geothermal system extracts the heat from your home and transfers that heat to the ground. Unlike ordinary cooling systems that dispose of excess heat into hot air, the cool ground just a few feet below the surface is ready to accept that heat.
How You'll Benefit:
Unmatched Energy Efficiency. By using the earth's natural thermal storage energy to heat and cool your home, geothermal systems deliver up to four units of energy for every one unit of energy purchased. Those are savings you can depend on, keeping more of your hard-earned money in your pocket every month.
Superior Comfort. Geothermal systems provide even temperature throughout the home all year long, with excellent dehumidification when cooling and optimal humidity when heating for the ultimate in home comfort. Banish hot and cold spots from your home forever with geothermal. You'll also enjoy peace of mind knowing that geothermal units can last longer and operate for years virtually maintenance-free.
Environmentally Friendly. Geothermal systems are better for the environment than ordinary heat pumps.