Geothermal heat pump systems take advantage of the earth’s ability to absorb and store almost half of energy from the sun.
At only six feet below the surface, the earth’s temperature stays fairly constant (at about 10°C or 50°F), regardless of climate or season, making the earth a virtually unlimited energy source. Because a geothermal heat pump uses the relatively stable temperature of the earth as an energy source, it effortlessly maintains a steady ambient room temperature. You are assured of constant, even heating in the winter and better humidity control in the summer eliminating hot spots, cold spots and overly-dry air.
Because geothermal heat pumps don’t burn fossil fuels, and they don’t emit carbon dioxide, they have a tremendous potential to reduce carbon emissions. Installing a geothermal system in a typical home reduces fossil fuel emissions by the equivalent of taking two cars off the road or planting one acre of trees.
Geothermal heating and cooling changes the way you pay for energy. Because you are taking advantage of the natural heating and cooling capacity of the earth, on property you own, you are drawing upon a resource that is essentially free.
During the winter months heating cycle, the ground water, which has circulated through the underground piping system and picked up heat from the soil, is brought back to the heat pump unit inside the house where its concentrated and fed throughout your house as warm, consistent heat.
During the summer months, the system absrobs heat from your home and transfers it back into the underground piping system where it is absorbed by the cool earth.