How Geothermal Works We all know that Pensacola 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 dependable source of temperature that you can utilize; just a few feet underneath the earth's surface. How is that possible? The sun infuses the Earth's crust with its heat energy. Forty-seven percent of that energy is cumulated in the ground as heat. WaterFurnace geothermal systems tap this heating potential using an earth loop system; gathering this free heat for your home. This innovative technology uses the sun's heat that the earth has conveniently accumulated to condition your home or office. Geothermal Heating In the heating cycle, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump utilizes the earth loop system to extract the heat from the ground. With delivery through a classic duct system, the geothermal system pulls heat from the loops and distributes it as warm air. Options are available to use that same heat energy to provide hot water heating and radiant floor heat. Geothermal Cooling During the cooling mode, cold, refreshing air is distributed through the house by reversing the heating process. Heat is not pulled, instead it is propelled into the ground. The warm heat is pulled from your home and transferred back into the earth loop. Your hot water heating can be fueled by this process as well. For more information on how to get started with a geothermal system in the Pensacola area, contact Energy Systems. Start saving on your energy bills today.