How Geothermal Works As the seasons change from spring to winter, temperature varies throughout the year. Some climates can range from scorching summers to ice-cold winters; Idaho Falls included. Did you know there is a fairly consistent temperature, regardless of climate or season, just below the ground? The Earth's crust takes in 47% of the sun's heat (energy) and is sustained in the ground a few feet underneath the surface. WaterFurnace geothermal systems draw from this free heat with an earth loop. This inventive technology salvages the sun's heat supplying your home or office with central heating and cooling. Geothermal Heating Using the earth loop, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump pulls the heat from the ground in the heating cycle. The geothermal system draws the heat from the loops and passes this warmed air through a conventional duct system. Additional options include using that same heat to provide hot water and radiant floor heating are available. Geothermal Cooling Conditioning air is just the reverse process used in the heating cycle. Warm air is pushed by the geothermal heat pump into the ground. By getting rid of the warm air, all that is left is cool air radiating throughout your home. There is no cost to heating your water during this process. For more information on how to get started with a geothermal system in the Idaho Falls area, contact Conan Heating and Geothermal. Start saving on your energy bills today.