Geothermal Heat pump

what is it and how does it work?

Ground source (or geothermal) heat pumps use the ground as a source of heat, while air source heat pumps use the outdoor air.


Geothermal heat pumps accomplish this by running a water mixture through piping (“ground loop”) buried in the ground and using an indoor heat pump unit to extract heat from this water. The indoor heat pump unit will then circulate this heat through your building like a traditional heating system. In the summer, this process is reversed and heat from your home is transferred into the ground.

As clean heating and cooling technologies, heat pumps can help you save on your energy bill and improve the comfort of your home, all while reducing your greenhouse gas emissions.

What will it look like in my home?

What are the benefits?

highest energy savings


Geothermal heat pumps are the most efficient heating and cooling system available--even more efficient than air source heat pumps. If you heat with oil, propane, or electric resistance heat, you could save hundreds to thousands of dollars a year on your heating bill by installing a geothermal heat pump.


This is an excellent time to upgrade to a heat pump system - the rebates have been recently increased! 

  • Most of these rebates can be combined, but please note to access the NYSERDA rebate, you must use a NYSERDA participating installer. 

  • Some rebates vary by location, scroll down to find your area. 

  • Your contractor can review rebate options for your specific home and needs after they have visited your home for an assessment 



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