In the summer, a geothermal system collects heat from your home and moves it to the much cooler earth. During the winter, it draws from much warmer underground temps, making it that much more efficient.
No matter what climate you live in, the temperature throughout the year varies. For some climates that means blazing summers that cool to frigid winters. What many people don't realize is that the temperature below ground (regardless of climate or season) stays fairly consistent all year. While air temperatures can vary greatly from day to night or winter to summer, the temperature just a few feet below the earth's surface stays an average 55°-70°F year-round.
The ground is able to maintain temperature consistency because it absorbs 47% of the sun's heat as it hits the Earth's surface. Geothermal systems are able to tap into this free energy with a series of underground pipes called an earth loop. This technology is used to provide your home or office with access to an infinite energy source for heating, air conditioning, and hot water.
As the geothermal unit runs, it can capture heat that would normally go to waste and divert it to your water heater tank (using an optional component called a desuperheater). Your unit can generate up to 50% of your hot water—at almost no cost. For larger volumes of hot water, we also offer dedicated hydronic units.