How Geothermal Works We all know that Rochester homes are subjected to varying temperatures throughout the year. Some climates can see the extremes that summer and winter throw at us. There is a consistent source of temperature that you can utilize; just a few feet below the earth's surface. How is that possible? The sun infuses the Earth's crust with its heat energy. Forty-seven percent of that energy is stored in the ground as heat. WaterFurnace geothermal systems extract this heating potential using an earth loop system; collecting this free heat for your home. This state-of-the-art technology uses the sun's heat that the earth has conveniently stored to condition your home or office. Geothermal Heating Utilizing the earth loop, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump extracts the heat from the ground in the heating cycle. The geothermal system draws the heat from the loops and distributes this warmed air through a standard duct system. Additional options include using that same heat to provide hot water and radiant floor heating are available. Geothermal Cooling During the cooling mode, cool, conditioned air is circulated through the house by doing the exact opposite as the heating process. Heat is not pulled, instead it is propelled into the ground. The warm heat is pulled from your home and taken back into the earth loop. Your hot water heating can be fueled by this procedure as well. For more information on how to get started with a geothermal system in the Rochester area, contact Earth Energy Heating & Cooling Inc.. Start saving on your energy bills today.