About Geothermal

Like conventional heat pumps, geothermal systems are essentially air conditioners that can also run in reverse to provide heat in the winter. The primary difference is that they rely on the nearly constant temperature of the earth for heat transfer instead of the widely fluctuating temperatures of the outside air. That is the key to the geothermal system's surprising efficiency.

A side benefit of most geothermal systems is that they can be designed to produce "FREE" hot water during the summer by using waste heat extracted from the interior air during the air conditioning season. Even in the winter, the unit can reduce the use of electricity or gas by the hot water heater.

Benefits of Geothermal Systems:

To learn more about geothermal energy and heat pumps we are providing the following links:

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy Link

Water Furnace International

Water Furnace International Link

Geothermal Calculator Link

Geothermal Exchange Organization

Geothermal Exchange Organization Link

Energy Star

Geothermal Exchange Organization Link