How Geothermal Works As the seasons move from spring to winter, temperature fluctuates throughout the year. Some climates can vary from scorching summers to freezing winters; Long Island included. Did you know there is a pretty consistent temperature, regardless of climate or season, just below the ground? The Earth's crust absorbs 47% of the sun's heat (energy) and is sustained in the ground a few feet underneath the surface. WaterFurnace geothermal systems extract this free heat source with an earth loop. This innovative technology salvages the sun's heat providing your home or office with central heating and cooling. Geothermal Heating In the heating cycle, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump employs the earth loop system to extract the heat from the ground. With delivery through a classic duct system, the geothermal system pulls heat from the loops and distributes it as warm air. Other choices are available to use that same heat energy to provide hot water heating and radiant floor heat. Geothermal Cooling Cooling the air is just the reverse process used in the heating cycle. Warm air is pushed by the geothermal heat pump into the ground. By removing the warm air, all that is left is cool air circulating throughout your home. Heating your water during this process is "free". For more information on how to get started with a geothermal system in the Long Island area, contact ZBF Geothermal. Start saving on your energy bills today.