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Geothermal: How it Works

Introduction

Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems provide space conditioning -- heating, cooling, and humidity control. They may also provide water heating -- either to supplement or replace conventional water heaters. Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems work by moving heat, rather than by converting chemical energy to heat like in a furnace. Every Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems has three major subsystems or parts: a geothermal heat pump to move heat between the building and the fluid in the earth connection, an earth connection for transferring heat between its fluid and the earth, and a distribution subsystem for delivering heating or cooling to the building. Each system may also have a desuperheater to supplement the building's water heater, or a full-demand water heater to meet all of the building's hot water needs. Don't get ground source heating confused with geothermal energy.

See GeothermalGenius.org to watch an animation about How a Geothermal Heat Pump works.

Geothermal Advantages

There are many advantages to installing a geothermal heat pump. Here are six. To read the complete article and see all the benefits visit www.GeothermalGenius.org

1. Lower Operating Cost

2. Quiet Operation

3. Environmental Impact

4. Clean and Safe

5. Life Cycle Cost

6. Positive Cash Flow

 

Geothermal Heat Pump Systems Work!

No existing space conditioning technology offers greater comfort, economy, or environmental benefits than the geothermal heat and cooling systems now available for residential and commercial installations. Over 250,000 installations are in place in the United States today, and the number is rapidly increasing. More than 95 percent of all geothermal heating and cooling customers are completely satisfied with their systems.



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