How Geothermal Works The temperature throughout the year will always vary no matter what climate you live in. For some climates that means hot summers that cool to freezing winters, and Ebensburg is no exception. What most people don't understand is that the temperature underground (regardless of climate or season) stays pretty consistent year round. The ground is able to maintain a higher rate of constant temperature because it absorbs 47% of the sun's energy (heat) as it impacts the Earth's surface. WaterFurnace geothermal systems are able to draw from this free energy with an earth loop. This technology is then utilized to equip 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 circulates it through a conventional 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 During the cooling mode, cold, refreshing air is distributed throughout the house by doing the exact opposite as the heating process. Heat is not extracted, 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 technique as well. For more information on how to get started with a geothermal system in the Ebensburg area, contact Kupetz's Plumbing & Heating. Start saving on your energy bills today.