A GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM doesn’t heat or cool your home by burning fossil fuels or using electricity in the ways you’re used to. Instead, it uses electricity to transfer the near-constant temperatures found deep in the earth to your home.
Geothermal works on a very simple principle: no matter what the air temperature is outside, under the surface of the earth, the temperature remains constant. Which means that during the summer, the earth is cooler than the outside air, and during the winter, the earth is warmer than the outside air.
A geothermal system works like a heat pump, only on a much larger scale. In cold weather, your home is warmed by heat brought in from the earth. During warm weather, your home is cooled by the movement of heat from your home back into the earth.
There are four types of geothermal ground loops possible.
To read more about geothermal systems please see also Trane EnviroWise™ Geothermal Systems brochure.
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