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.