How Geothermal Works We all know that Manhattan homes are subjected to varying temperatures during the year. Some climates can see the extremities that summer and winter hit us with. There is a consistent source of temperature that you can utilize; just a few feet under the earth's surface. How is that possible? The sun permeates the Earth's crust with its heat energy. Forty-seven percent of that energy is stockpiled in the ground as heat. Our geothermal systems tap this heating potential using an earth loop system; harvesting this free heat for your home. This state-of-the-art technology uses the sun's heat that the earth has conveniently stored to condition your home or office. Geothermal Heating During the heating cycle, a geothermal heat pump uses the earth loop to extract heat from the ground. As the system pulls heat from the loop it distributes it through a traditional duct system as warm air. The same heat energy can also be put to use for a radiant floor system or household hot water heating. Geothermal Cooling During the cooling mode, cold, refreshing air is circulated throughout the house by doing the exact opposite as the heating process. Heat is not pulled, instead it is pushed into the ground. The warm heat is extracted from your home and moved back into the earth loop. Your hot water heating can be fueled by this procedure as well. For more information on how to get started with a geothermal system in the Manhattan area, contact Carlson Heating & AC, LLC. Start saving on your energy bills today.