How Geothermal Works As the seasons change from spring to winter, temperature fluctuates throughout the year. Some climates can range from fiery summers to freezing winters; Green Bay included. Did you know there is a pretty consistent temperature, regardless of climate or season, just below the ground? The Earth's crust absorbs 47% of the sun's heat (energy) and is retained in the ground a few feet beneath the surface. WaterFurnace geothermal systems extract this free heat with an earth loop. This innovative technology salvages the sun's heat supplying your home or office with central heating and cooling. Geothermal Heating During the heating cycle, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump uses the earth loop to draw heat from the ground. As the system draws heat from the loop it distributes it through a traditional duct system as warm air. The same heat energy can also be utilized for a radiant floor system or household hot water heating. Geothermal Cooling Cooling the air is just the reverse process used in the heating cycle. Warm air is driven by the geothermal heat pump into the ground. By getting rid of the warm air, all that is left is cool air dispersing throughout your home. There is no cost to heating your water during this process. For more information on how to get started with a geothermal system in the Green Bay area, contact Action Heating & Cooling Services, LLC. Start saving on your energy bills today.