Geothermal heating and cooling systems are gaining in popularity in the United States. They provide energy-efficient heating in the summer, by transferred heat energy from a few feet underground into the home, and cool your home in the summer by depositing heat energy from the home back into the ground. They manage this heat-exchange process by transferring the heat via a system of pipes, usually excavated and installed underground.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems are the most energy-efficient home comfort systems you can buy. Rather than burning fossil fuels for heating or using ozone-depleting refrigerants for cooling, a geothermal heating and cooling system uses renewable (and free) heat from the earth.