How Geothermal Works We all know that Hattiesburg homes are acceptable to varying temperatures throughout the year. Some climates can see the extremes that summer and winter hit us with. There is a consistent source of temperature that you can utilize; just a few feet below 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 cumulated in the ground as heat. Our geothermal systems draw from this heating potential using an earth loop system; harvesting this free heat for your home. This cutting-edge technology uses the sun's heat that the earth has conveniently accumulated to condition your home or office. Geothermal Heating In the heating cycle, a geothermal heat pump utilizes the earth loop system to extract the heat from the ground. With delivery through a classic 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 cold, conditioned air throughout the home. Instead of extracting heat from the ground, heat is taken 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 Hattiesburg area, contact American Air Specialists. Start saving on your energy bills today.