What is a Geothermal system?
A fantastically brilliant—and green—idea! Improving the energy efficiency in your home by utilizing the earth’s temperature.
A geothermal system is a central heating and/or cooling system that transfers heat to or from the ground. Geothermal works because the ground beneath our feet is warmer than the outside air in the winter and cooler in the summer. Inserting a series of small pipes into the ground allows heat to be transferred to and from your home. In this process heat is not created, it is transported therefore no fuel is burned. In order to do this they use heat pumps. These heat pumps have the capability to transfer heat from a cool space to a warm space, against the natural direction of flow. Geothermal systems can also enhance the natural flow of heat from a warm area to a cool one.