Benefits of a Geothermal Heat Pump System

Part 3 of Geothermal Heat Pumps. GHP systems have the lowest carbon dioxide emissions of all the heating and cooling technologies. Low Energy Use The biggest benefit of GHPs is that they use 25-50% less electricity than conventional heating or cooling systems. This translates into a GHP using one unit of electricity to move three units […]

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What Is a Geothermal Heat Pump & How does it work?

Part 2 of Geothermal Heat Pumps. Geothermal heat pumps can reduce energy consumption—and corresponding air pollution emissions—up to 44% compared to air source heat pumps and up to 72% compared to electric resistance heating with standard air-conditioning equipment. (Source: EPA, 1993) Geothermal heat pumps are viable nationwide. They use the Earth as a heat sink […]

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Overview: Geothermal Heat Pumps

Part 1 of Geothermal Heat Pumps. If you’re planning to build a new house, office building, or school, or replace your heating and cooling system, you may want to consider a geothermal heat pump (GHP) system. GHP systems are also known as GeoExchange, ground-source, or water-source heat pumps (as opposed to air-source heat pumps). Regardless […]

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