Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

Geothermal heat pump systems, also known as “ground source heat pumps,” provide an incredible, natural alternative to conventional heating and cooling systems. Are you ready to take advantage of an energy source that is clean, reliable and renewable, helping curb our nation’s dependence on foreign oil? Not to be confused with geothermal power, but this Earth energy system is a long term solution to subsidize energy needed for the heating and cooling of buildings.

Geothermal Systems Heat and Cool Year Round!

Geothermal Systems Heat and Cool Year Round!

In the summer, the water picks up heat from the building and moves it to the ground. In the winter, the fluid picks up heat from the ground and moves it to the building. Geothermal heat pump systems function much like a refrigerator’s compressor, transferring heat from inside the refrigerator to the outside. Geothermal heat pumps form an energy system that functions three-to-five times more efficiently than conventional systems and will function without you even noticing. By emitting little to no greenhouse gasses or Carbon Monoxide in your home, geothermal heat pump systems carry a low environmental impact and operating cost. Produce heating and cooling energy 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, without an expensive utility bill using geothermal heat pumps!

Advantages of Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

  • Low Maintenance
  • No Exposed Outdoor Equipment
  • Low Environmental Impact
  • Very Quiet
  • No CO2 In Your Home
  • Low Operating Cost
  • 30% Federal Tax Credit on the cost of the whole system

The Right Applications for Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

The Right Applications for Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

Geothermal is best suited for new construction, but can be retrofitted to existing homes, if modifications can be made to the existing heating system. Sometimes complete replacement of the existing heating system is required. It is not a direct drop in replacement for oil heat.

Requirements:

  • A well-insulated home with Low-E glass windows is best.
  • System must be properly sized.
  • Sealed, insulated and over-sized ducts are essential to maintain system efficiency and comfort.
  • Homes where air leakage has been mitigated. (Contact a BPI certified contractor in your area to schedule a blower door test and energy audit)
  • At least one acre of land is needed if using Horizontal loops or space for drilling vertical wells.