Geothermal Heat Pump Brochure

Low Cost Hot Water

During the summer, when the system is in a cooling mode, most of your hot water needs are produced free. In winter, the system uses the heating mode to heat a portion of your hot water.

Low Maintenance

Geothermal systems have fewer mechanical components, making them more reliable and less prone to failure. The ground loop has an expected life of more than 50 years and requires no maintenance.

Instant Comfort

Regardless of the season, a geothermal system moves conditioned air throughout your home or business, creating an even comfort level. Systems are designed for quiet operation and no thermostat manipulation is required.


Geothermal systems can last for several years. The unit is housed indoors and the loop is underground.

How It Works

Geothermal systems, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and air-source heat pumps are designed to move heat. These closed-looped systems efficiently provide both hot and cold amenities.

All require small amounts of electricity to move heat from one location to another by using a compressor, evaporator coil and refrigerant.

During the winter, geothermal systems move heat into your home courtesy of Mother Earth and from higher refrigerant temperatures. A closed-loop system returns a cold byproduct to the earth to be warmed again.

During the summer, the opposite effect happens to the refrigerant when the geothermal unit is switched to the cooling mode. The hot byproduct in the closed-loop system is returned back the earth to be cooled again. But, before heading back to the earth, heat BTUs are removed and used to heat your water at virtually no cost.

Enjoy Natural Comfort

Replace your heating and air conditioning unit with one that’s green and environmentally friendly. The geothermal heat pump uses the constant temperature of the earth to keep your home toasty during the winter and cool in the summer.

The Geothermal System

Geothermal systems are electrically powered systems that take advantage of the earth’s 55-degree ground temperature to provide heating, cooling, and hot water for homes and commercial buildings. Since geothermal systems are transferring heat instead of creating it, they are more efficient and lower bills significantly, up to 70%.

Geothermal Begins With the Sun's Energy

  • Geothermal has a low operating cost
  • Moving the earth's heat is more energy-efficient than burning natural gas or propane
  • Most of your hot water needs can be produced for free with Geothermal
  • The earth's constant 55 º provides free heating and cooling
  • Geothermal uses simple and proven HVAC technology to produce year-round comfort for your home
Cost Comparison of Home Heating & Cooling: Annual Operating Cost
System 1,500 Square Foot Home 2,500 Square Foot Home
Earth-Coupled Heat Pump $386 $644
LP Furnace and A/C $1,220 $2,014
Gas Furnace and A/C $1,356 $2,241
Air-Source Heat Pump $705 $1,133

Energy use data based on calculations reflecting a home average construction and insulation R-values. Geothermal heat pump SEER 19 COP 4.5, air source heat pump SEER 13 HSPF 8. LP (propane) and natural gas AFUE 80%. Standard A/C SEER 10. Utility rates based on $0.066 per kWh, $1.85 per therm natural gas, $1.25 per gallon propane.

Tax Credit: visit the Department of Energy website for geothermal tax credit details.

Environmental Benefits

The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy recognize geothermal systems as the most environmentally friendly way to heat and cool a home. The systems move heat from the earth rather than using an energy resource to create heat. Unlike other comfort systems, geothermal systems do not emit carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide or other greenhouse gases. Geothermal systems do not rely on outside air, so the units keep the air inside of buildings cleaner and free from pollens, outdoor pollutants, and other allergens.