How Geothermal Works We all know that Boone homes are acceptable to varying temperatures during the year. Some climates can see the extremities that summer and winter throw at us. There is a dependable source of temperature that you can utilize; just a few feet under the earth's surface. How is that possible? The sun instills the Earth's crust with its heat energy. Forty-seven percent of that energy is stored in the ground as heat. Our geothermal systems extract 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 conveniently accumulated to condition your home or office. Geothermal Heating During the heating cycle, a geothermal heat pump uses the earth loop to draw 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 used for a radiant floor system or household hot water heating. Geothermal Cooling The heating process is reversed in the cooling mode - creating cold, conditioned air throughout the home. Instead of extracting heat from the ground, heat is taken 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 Boone area, contact Scott Brothers Heating & Air. Start saving on your energy bills today.