How Does Geo Work?

Watch the videos and read below to learn how geothermal energy works to heat and cool your home:


The ground absorbs nearly half of the solar energy our planet receives. As a result, the Earth’s surface retains a consistent, moderate temperature on an annual basis. However, air temperature fluctuations occur naturally with the changing of seasons, effectively reducing the efficiency of traditional (air source) heating and cooling systems during the colder months.

Geothermal heating and cooling systems channel the ground’s stable temperature using an innovative piping system, commonly referred to as a “loop.” Water circulates in the loop to exchange heat between your home, the ground source heat pump, and the earth, generating heating, cooling, and hot water at remarkably high efficiencies. In fact, ClimateMaster geothermal heating and cooling systems are 400-600% efficient and can cut your heating, cooling, and hot water costs by up to 80%.

Geothermal Heating

Naturally, heat is in highest demand during the coldest months of the year. ClimateMaster geothermal heating and cooling systems absorb subterranean heat through the water that circulates in its underground loop. This heat is transferred to the ground source heat pump where it’s concentrated and then sent as warm, comfortable air throughout your home.

Heat is a household necessity during periods of low temperatures and a traditional air source heat pump system is inefficient, expending large amounts of energy to adequately extract the required amount of heat from the cold air needed to properly warm your home. In contrast, a geothermal system consumes less energy as it effortlessly absorbs heat from the abundant supply stored below ground, making geothermal heating significantly more energy efficient and practical.

Gas furnaces utilize natural gas to generate heat for your home and are only 98% efficient, while geothermal systems use significantly less energy tapping from the earth’s underground heat source, achieving 400-600% efficiencies.

Geothermal Cooling

During the summer, ClimateMaster geothermal heating and cooling systems cool your living space by absorbing your home’s heat and transferring it to the underground loop where it is then absorbed by the cooler earth. The geothermal heat pump harnesses the cool water returning from the earth to create cool, dehumidified air for your home.

When you need cooling the most, the outside air is hottest. A standard air source heat pump must labor vigorously to force the heat from your home into the already heat saturated air. In contrast, a geothermal heat pump consumes less energy as it easily rejects heat into the cool earth, making geothermal cooling significantly more energy efficient.