Learning about Geo-thermal Heating starts with setting aside any misconceptions you may have with heat-pumps because Geo-thermals are heat-pumps, so open your mind!
Unfortunately, the heat pump industry took a bum wrap because of some home builders. In order to maximize profits, builders installed heat pumps that were too small and couldn’t heat the home on the coldest days. In many cases the windows and doors leaked profusely, creating a situation that would have hurt any natural gas or oil system, and virtually killed the heat pump. Early adopters of heat-pumps were left with a bad taste in their mouth as a result.
Heat pumps are the least expensive way to heat your home, have the lowest impact on the environment and the least impact on the price of gasoline. Sized and installed properly, they are the smartest way to heat a home.
Geo-thermal Systems are Heat-pumps that transfer heat between the ground and your home as opposed to traditional heat pumps that transfer heat between the outside air and your home. Unlike outdoor air, the earth is a constant 57 degrees allowing for SEER ratings of 25 and COP exceeding 5.0.