How Geothermal Works No matter what climate you live in, the temperature throughout the year varies. For some climatic zones that means hot summers that cool to freezing winters, and Huntington is no exception. What many people don't understand is that the temperature below ground (regardless of climate or season) stays fairly consistent all year. The ground is able to sustain a higher rate of temperature consistency because it absorbs 47% of the sun's energy (heat) as it hits the Earth's surface. WaterFurnace geothermal systems are able to tap into this free energy with an earth loop. This technology is then used to equip 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 distributes this warmed air through a standard duct system. Additional choices include using that same heat to provide hot water and radiant floor heating are available. Geothermal Cooling During the cooling mode, cool, refreshing air is circulated throughout the house by doing the exact opposite as the heating process. Heat is not pulled, instead it is pushed into the ground. The warm heat is extracted 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 Huntington area, contact Huntington Heating & Cooling Inc.. Start saving on your energy bills today.