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 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 Using the earth loop, a geothermal heat pump takes the heat from the ground in the heating cycle. The geothermal system draws the heat from the loops and distributes this warmed air through a conventional duct system. Additional choices include using that same heat to provide hot water and radiant floor heating are available. Geothermal Cooling In the cooling mode, the heating process is reversed - 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.