What is Geothermal
Heat and cool your home using the earth’s natural energy with Geothermal!
Geothermal heating and cooling turns your yard into a power plant for your home. It’s one of the most comfortable, reliable, and cost efficient heating and cooling systems on the market today. Geothermal heats and cools your home, and additionally can provide you with free hot water.
Geothermal uses the earth’s energy to provide your home with a comfortable environment year round. Our planet absorbs almost 50% of the solar energy from the sun, which allows the ground temperature to remain at a nearly constant temperature of 50°F to 70°F, depending on geographic location. In Ohio the ground temperature remains at approximately 55°F year round.
Geothermal systems utilize this constant temperature to exchange energy between your home and the earth as your home needs for heating and cooling.
In the winter months, a fluid circulates inside a sealed underground loop system which absorbs heat from the earth and carries it back into your home, where the geothermal system distributes the heat throughout your home’s air duct system.
In the summer months the cycle reverses and the geothermal absorbs or removes heat from your home, therefore cooling your house down. The geothermal system sends the heat absorbed from inside your home out and releases the heat into the cooler earth via the buried ground loop system. This heat exchange process is not only natural, it is also an extremely efficient way to create a comfortable climate in your home.
Here’s how geothermal works: