How Geothermal Works As the seasons move from spring to winter, temperature varies throughout the year. Some climates can range from sweltering summers to ice-cold winters; Ord included. Did you know there is a fairly 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 maintained in the ground a few feet underneath the surface. WaterFurnace geothermal systems tap into this free heat source with an earth loop. This innovative technology reclaims the sun's heat providing your home or office with central heating and cooling. Geothermal Heating Utilizing the earth loop, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump pulls the heat from the ground in the heating cycle. The geothermal system draws 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 The heating process is reversed in the cooling mode - creating cold, conditioned air throughout the home. Instead of pulling heat from the ground, heat is extracted from the air in your home and either moved back into the earth loop, or used to preheat the water in your hot water tank. For more information on how to get started with a geothermal system in the Ord area, contact Wadas Inc.. Start saving on your energy bills today.