What Are Geothermal Heat Pumps?

Geothermal replaces traditional furnaces and air conditioners – for good reason.

Geothermal Heat Pumps use the solar energy stored underground to provide heating, cooling, and hot water for homes and buildings.

Geothermal System Diagram

Equipment

Ground Loop Ground Loop

The earth absorbs and stores almost 50% of the sun’s solar energy. Because of this, the temperature four to six feet below ground is moderate and stable staying between 45°F - 70°F. The geothermal system uses this to transfer heat from one place to another using a ground loop field buried in the yard. The loop field circulates a water-based solution through a series of pipes.

Learn more about the ground loop system

Flow Center Flow Center

The flow center resides on your unit or on a wall nearby the geothermal system. It is the tool used to pump the water-based solution in the ground loop to the unit in the house or building so heating or cooling can be dispersed throughout.

Inoor Heat Pump Indoor Heat Pump

The loop field transfers heat to the home through a geothermal heat pump kept indoors. The heat pump provides heating and cooling throughout the home primarily through two methods: forced air and radiant.

Two Ways To Heat Or Cool

Solar Panels Forced Air Heating and Cooling

In a forced air system, an air-handler is used to disperse the heat from the ground to the air in a home or building through ductwork and vents. In the cooling mode, the process is simply reversed, and heat is removed so cold air circulates throughout the home or building.

Solar Panels Radiant Heating

Known as the most comfortable type of heating, radiant heating uses a series of pipes under a home or building's floor to circulate warm water, which heats the entire space evenly. This method can also be used for outdoor patio heat and pool heat.

Hot Water Hot Water

Most GeoComfort Geothermal Systems come standard with a hot water assist, known as a desuperheater. This allows for the system to capture excess heat to assist a hot water heater. This cuts hot water costs 25% - 40%. Geothermal systems can also provide 100% of the hot water needed for a home.

Beyond HVAC

Heated Pools

Heated Pools
Geothermal can be used to heat your pool year round.

Snow Melt

Keeping your driveway clear of snow and ice in the winter is a snap using a radiant geothermal heating solution.
Save Money

Save Money

Heating, cooling, and getting some (or all) of your hot water from a geothermal heat pump costs less than a traditional HVAC system. If you chose to finance your geothermal system, it can be paid off with the money you'll save on utility costs.

Live More Comfortably

GeoComfort Geothermal Systems are ridiculously quiet, lower humidity levels, and allow for zoning – so you can control the temperature of the areas you spend the most time in. Our systems are compatible with smart thermostats so you have control from anywhere.

Peace of Mind

Geothermal heat pumps do not use any fossil fuels, which improves air quality and removes the potential for harmful gas and oil leaks, carbon monoxide poisoning, and fires. With geothermal, you can eliminate fossil fuels in your home or building if desired. 

About Loops

Loops

Learn about your options when installing geothermal and dig in to how it works.

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What Does Geothermal Cost?

What Does It Cost?

Many people are surprised about how affordable geothermal is.

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Solar + Geothermal = Potential for a $0 Electric Bill

Ask your local GeoComfort installer about combining geothermal with solar for unparalleled savings!

Meet Some GeoComfort Owners

View a few of our past projects to hear why home and building owners choose GeoComfort Geothermal Systems. 

A Geothermal System for Every Situation

At GeoComfort, we offer a broad product lineup. There is a GeoComfort model available to meet the needs of virtually any home or business in any climate.
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