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A geothermal or "ground-source" heat pump is and electrically-powered device that uses the natural heat storage ability of the earth and/or the earth's groundwater to heat and cool your home or business.
Like any type of heat pump, it simply moves heat energy from one place to another. Your refrigerator works using the same scientific principle. By using refrigeration, the geothermal heat pump removes heat energy stored in the earth and/or the earth's groundwater and transfers it to the home.
Heat is extracted from the earth through a liquid medium (water or an anti-freeze solution) and is pumped to the heat pump heat exchanger. There, the heat is used to heat your home. In summer the process is reversed and indoor heat is extracted from your home and transferred to the earth through the liquid.
Yes. One of the things that makes a heat pump so versatile is its ability to be a heating and cooling system in one. You can change from one mode to another with a simple flick of a switch on your indoor thermostat. Plus, a geothermal heat pump can assist in heating hot water year-round.
There are needed permits from the town, all of this is handled by our licensed staff.
Being that this unit runs on ground water or an antifreeze solution, not fossil fuels, there is little to no chance of a fire.
A geothermal ground loop system has an expected life of over 50 years.
Geothermal systems have fewer mechanical components, making them more reliable and less prone to failure. The ground loop has an expected life of over 50 years and requires little to no maintenance.
This depends on the size of your home or building. An average 1500sq ft home should require only one drilled hole for the system, taking very minimal space. The exact square footage of the property is needed to provide the best estimate.