How Geothermal Works We all know that Kearney homes are acceptable to varying temperatures throughout the year. Some climates can see the extremes that summer and winter throw at us. There is a dependable source of temperature that you can utilize; just a few feet underneath the earth's surface. How is that possible? The sun imparts the Earth's crust with its heat energy. Forty-seven percent of that energy is stockpiled in the ground as heat. WaterFurnace geothermal systems tap this heating potential using an earth loop system; collecting this free heat for your home. This cutting-edge technology uses the sun's heat that the earth has conveniently deposited to condition your home or office. Geothermal Heating During the heating cycle, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump uses the earth loop to extract heat from the ground. As the system pulls heat from the loop it distributes it through a standard duct system as warm air. The same heat energy can also be utilized for a radiant floor system or domestic hot water heating. Geothermal Cooling The heating process is reversed in the cooling mode - creating cold, conditioned air all through the home. Instead of extracting 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 Kearney area, contact Axmann Heating & Air Conditioning. Start saving on your energy bills today.