How Geothermal Works As the seasons change from spring to winter, temperature varies throughout the year. Some climates can range from blazing summers to freezing winters; Scranton 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 maintained in the ground a few feet below the surface. Our geothermal systems extract this free heat with an earth loop. This creative technology salvages the sun's heat supplying your home or office with central heating and cooling. Geothermal Heating In the heating cycle, a geothermal heat pump utilizes the earth loop system to draw the heat from the ground. With delivery through a conventional duct system, the geothermal system draws heat from the loops and circulates 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 The heating process is reversed in the cooling mode - creating cool, conditioned air all through the home. Instead of pulling heat from the ground, heat is extracted from the air in your home and either moved back into the earth loop, or used to preheat the water in your hot water tank. For more information on how to get started with a geothermal system in the Scranton area, contact Jim Lamberti Contracting Services, LLC. Start saving on your energy bills today.