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The 411 On Geothermal Energy

Did you know that a new Geothermal comfort system can help reduce your family's heating and cooling costs by as much as 60%? In addition to greater energy savings, it can provide your family with the perfect indoor environment while protecting our natural environment. It's a win-win if you ask us! The 411 On Geothermal Energy | Geothermal Energy Kentucky | Rusk Heating & Cooling Here's How It Works Geothermal renewable energy draws upon the Earth's constant temperature. Yes, the average Greater Cincinnati air temperature ranges from 16˚ to 89˚ throughout the year with peaks and valleys that can result in 100+˚ days in the heat of Summer and sub-zero days in the dead of Winter. However, the Earth absorbs almost 50% of all solar energy and about 4 to 6 feet below the surface, the temperature remains relatively moderate and consistent all year, about 50˚F to 70°F depending on geographic location. Utilizing an underground loop system, a geothermal unit uses this constant temperature to exchange energy between your home and the earth as needed for heating and cooling. In Winter, water circulating inside a sealed loop absorbs heat from the Earth and carries it to the unit. Here it is compressed to a higher temperature and sent as warm air to your indoor system for distribution throughout your home. And with cooler temperatures just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get aboard the geothermal train! Call the HVAC experts at Rusk Heating & Cooling today to learn more.