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Geothermal: How It Works

Even though modern geothermal technology has been around for over 100 years, many people are unfamiliar with how it works and how it can benefit them. We understand that trusting your comfort to an alternative energy source can feel a little scary at first, but the more you understand the geothermal process, the more amazed you will be by its capabilities.

The geothermal heating and cooling process is easy to understand, and our experts at Skylake Heating & Air | Utah Geothermal are happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel confident in choosing clean, efficient, sustainable comfort.

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The Geothermal Process

Our geothermal systems use the energy of the sun-stored by the earth and harnessed by water- to heat and cool your home. Here’s how it works:

Thermal Energy Storage- The earth absorbs 47% of the sun’s energy and stores it. Just below the surface, the Earth’s temperature remains 55-70 degrees, year-round.

Earth Loop- The heart of a geothermal system, the earth loop eliminates the need for fossil fuels because it uses water to absorb and transfer thermal energy from the earth to your home. Closed loop and open loop designs are available and based on your unique situation.

Heat Exchange Process- Instead of burning fossil fuels to create heat, geothermal systems simply absorb and move heat from earth to water, to air, and vice versa. This process is what allows us to combine heating, cooling and hot water production into one system.

Geothermal Heating- In heating mode, a geothermal system will pull heat from the earth, harness it with the water found in the earth loop, and transfer it to the air in your traditional ducted system. Another option is to use that same heat to produce hot water and integrate it into a radiant floor heating system.

Geothermal Cooling- In cooling mode, the heat exchange process is simply reversed, and heat is pulled from the air found in your home, transferred by water through the earth loop, and dispersed into the cool ground below the surface. Your hot water can also be fueled by this process.

Let Utah Geothermal show you how to work with the elements, not against them.

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