How Does Geothermal Heating & Cooling Work?
Whether it’s a winter cold snap or a summer scorcher, the ground five feet below the surface maintains a constant temperature year round. This constant earth temperature is higher than average winter temperatures, and lower than average summer temperatures. Geothermal systems use this difference in temperature to transfer heat between your home and the earth with two key parts:
A heat pump inside your home (usually in place of your traditional system)
Buried pipe systems (called ground loops) circulate heat transfer fluid
Low Operating Costs
Consistent pricing you can count on. No more negotiating annual delivery contracts or wondering how the news cycle will affect your heating bill.
More time, less hassle. Say goodbye to frequent maintenance visits, service calls, and heating deliveries.
Increased Home Value
Invest in your home, and reap the rewards. Fuel & propane customers can save $1,000s on heating & cooling every year.
Four times more efficient for less than you’re paying now. Higher efficiency = more money saved.
No flames and no fumes. Furnaces have the potential to produce serious health hazards like carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide.
Good for the planet (and your wallet). Home heating comes second only to automobiles when it comes to air pollution, and oil-burning furnaces consume more fossil fuels than diesel trucks.
Reliable heating and cooling for decades to come. Geothermal heat pumps typically last 20 to 25 years, and the ground loops installed in the yard can last more than 50 years. Even up to 100!
One more reason why 2021 is the best year to get geothermal. Qualify for generous federal, state, and utility tax incentives to lower your costs.
Dollhouse diagram with geothermal setup
Geothermal savings example with cost breakdown