How Geothermal Works As the seasons change from spring to winter, temperature varies throughout the year. Some climates can vary from scorching summers to chilly winters; Van Buren included. Did you know there is a pretty consistent temperature, regardless of climate or season, just below the ground? The Earth's crust takes in 47% of the sun's heat (energy) and is retained in the ground a few feet under the surface. WaterFurnace geothermal systems tap into this free resource with an earth loop. This inventive technology salvages the sun's heat supplying your home or office with central heating and cooling. Geothermal Heating Using the earth loop, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump takes the heat from the ground in the heating cycle. The geothermal system sucks the heat from the loops and delivers this warmed air through a traditional duct system. Additional options include using that same heat to provide hot water and radiant floor heating are available. Geothermal Cooling Conditioning air is just the reverse process used in the heating cycle. Warm air is pushed by the geothermal heat pump into the ground. By removing 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 Van Buren area, contact American Energy Guard. Start saving on your energy bills today.