How Geothermal Works We all know that Mitchell homes are acceptable to varying temperatures during the year. Some climates can see the extremities that summer and winter hit us with. There is a consistent source of temperature that you can utilize; just a few feet underneath the earth's surface. How is that possible? The sun permeates the Earth's crust with its heat energy. Forty-seven percent of that energy is stored in the ground as heat. WaterFurnace geothermal systems tap this heating potential using an earth loop system; harvesting this free heat for your home. This state-of-the-art technology uses the sun's heat that the earth has readily deposited to condition your home or office. Geothermal Heating Using the earth loop, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump takes 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 classic duct system. Additional choices include using that same heat to provide hot water and radiant floor heating are available. Geothermal Cooling Cooling the air is just the reverse process used in the heating cycle. Warm air is driven by the geothermal heat pump into the ground. By removing the warm air, all that is left is cool air circulating throughout your home. There is no cost to heating your water during this process. For more information on how to get started with a geothermal system in the Mitchell area, contact Affordable Geothermal LLC. Start saving on your energy bills today.