According to the EPA, geothermal systems are the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost effective space conditioning systems available today. Extremely high levels of efficiency are possible because a geothermal heat pump only uses electricity to move heat, not produce it. By using this stable thermal source, geothermal heat pumps provide energy efficienct comfort year-round.
How a Geothermal Heat Pump works
A geothermal or "ground source" heat pump is an electrically-powered device that used the natural heat storage ability of the earth and/or the earth's groundwater to heat and cool your home. Like any type of heat pump, it simply moves heat energy from one place to another. The geothermal heat pump removes heat energy stored in the earth and/or earth's groundwater and transfers it to the home. Geothermal systems transfer heat from your home to the earth in the cooling mode, or from the earth to your home in the heating mode. Water is used as the heat transfer medium through a closed loop piping system buried in the ground.
Geothermal Tax Credits
And now, you can save even more with tax credits. Save 30% off the total cost of installation with a recently implemented federal tax credit. You get to save money every month on your energy bill and significant savings off the cost of a new system.