How Geothermal Works

We all know that Central New Jersey homes are acceptable to varying temperatures during the year. Some climates can see the extremities that summer and winter hit us with. There is a dependable source of temperature that you can utilize; just a few feet underneath the earth's surface. How is that possible?

The sun imparts the Earth's crust with its heat energy. Forty-seven percent of that energy is stockpiled in the ground as heat. WaterFurnace geothermal systems draw from 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 readily deposited to condition your home or office.

How a Geothermal System Works Image

Geothermal Heating

In the heating cycle, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump utilizes the earth loop system to draw the heat from the ground. With delivery through a standard duct system, the geothermal system pulls heat from the loops and circulates it as warm air. Options are available to use that same heat energy to provide hot water heating and radiant floor heat.

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 dispersing throughout your home. There is no cost to heating your water during this process.

Vertical Loop Horizontal Loop
Open Loop Pond Loop

For more information on how to get started with a geothermal system in the Central New Jersey area, contact ABLEnvironmental. Start saving on your energy bills today.