Homeowner - Geothermal Heat Pumps
Don’t be confused by the name, geothermal heat pumps and geothermal energy are not the same technology. Geothermal heat pumps use the earth’s upper crust to transfer heat to your home or away from your home depending on the season. This technology is technically passive solar. Geothermal energy uses heat from the earth’s core, at least 1 mile down, to generate steam and produce energy. While both technologies are renewable and share a common name, they use different sources to accomplish their unique task.
About Geothermal Heat Pump technology.
Geothermal Heat Pumps have been around for over 50 years and have seen continual improvements during that time. According to the US Department of Energy, there are over 1 million geothermal heat pump installations in the United States with about 50,000 additional installations each year. Geothermal heat pumps are in much wider use than commonly known.
When you replace your current heating and cooling system with a geothermal heat pump system, you save money but you also make a positive impact on the environment. According to the US Department of Energy, a standard residential geothermal heat pump system produces approximately one less pound of CO2 for every hour of use than a conventional heating and cooling system. This is the 20 year equivalent of planting 120,000 acres of trees or taking 58,000 cars off the road.
The product needed for your home will vary depending on your application.
If you have an existing home without a geothermal heat pump currently, the GeoComfort GRT outdoor geothermal split will be the best option. If you are building a new home, the GeoComfort GYT or the Bosch SM Series packaged geothermal heat pump is the best option. Click on the icons below for additional information.
Geothermal heat pumps are the most energy efficient heating and cooling system, as determined by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Depending on climate, usage and electric rate; homeowners can save up to 70% over traditional heating and cooling systems. To find your estimated savings, click on the Savings Tool link.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy have both recognized geothermal technology as the most efficient and environmentally friendly heating and cooling system available today.
The video below is a production of the U.S. Department of Energy and explains the operation of a geothermal heat pump system.