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What is a Geothermal Heat Pump

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Geothermal heat pumps have several names and are often call Geo-furnace, Geo-Exchange, earth-coupled, ground-source heat pumps, water to water heat pumps, or water-source heat pumps.

Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs), along with a special designed geothermal ground or hybrid loop system, use the constant temperature of the earth as the exchange medium. This allows the system to reach super energy saving efficiencies, as much as 600 percent on the coldest of winter nights, compared to air source units. 

In many parts of the world there are extreme seasonal temperature changes, a scorching hot summer to freezing cold winters. But just below the earths surface the ground remains at a relatively constant temperature. The geothermal ground exchanger system along with a geothermal heat pump takes advantage of this by exchanging energy using the earth as a heat sink in the summer and extracting this heat in the winter. 

Geothermal heat pump and water-source heat pumps are able to heat and cool. There are models that can add extra benefits like supply the building with hot water. Some geothermal heat pump systems have two-speed compressors and variable fans for more comfort and adding even more energy savings. They are quieter, last longer, need little maintenance, and do not depend on the temperature of the outside air.

A dual-source heat pump combines an air-source heat pump with a geothermal heat pump. The Dual-source heat pumps have higher efficiency ratings than air-source units, but are not as efficient as the geothermal heat pumps.

Considering the cost of energy is continuing to rise in the future as statistics have shown, the investment on a geothermal system would be your best option. Plus the benefits and enhancements that could be added to save even more, like heating and cooling slab, swimming pool, other structures, and hot water. The returned on the investment is tremendous and super low electricity bills. The estimated life on inside components is 25 years and the geothermal ground loop is 50+ years. There are more than 50,000 geothermal heat pumps installed in the United States each year according to the industry.

Benefits using a Geothermal Heat Pump System


The biggest benefit of geothermal heat pump is that they use up to 50 percent less electricity than conventional heating or cooling systems. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), geothermal heat pumps are the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective systems for temperature control. By reducing the energy consumption and its related emissions will result in a lower carbon foot. Even more it will save up to 75 percent compared to electric heating. Geothermal heat pumps performance also improves humidity control by maintaining about half the relative indoor humidity, making geothermal heat pumps super effective in humid areas.

Geothermal heat pump systems are flexible and can be installed in both new and retrofit applications. The  hardware requires less space than that a conventional HVAC systems, the equipment rooms can be down sized and the geothermal heat pump systems allows different zones, rooms or structures be heated or cooled to different temperatures.

Geothermal heat pump systems are sheltered inside a building, few moving parts, durable making them highly reliable, and less susceptible to vandalism or thief.

The warranties may vary, but the geothermal ground loop system, depending on product, will last 25–50 years, and the geothermal heat pumps often last 20 years and more.

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