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What are the advantages of a Geothermal System?
Geothermal systems can cut your
home heating and cooling cost up
to 70% and provide hot water for
free or at a substantial savings.
Ground source heat pumps last
longer than conventional systems
because they are protected from
the harsh outdoor weather. The
heat pump unit is housed indoors  
and the loop is underground.
Low maintenance
Geothermal systems have fewer
mechanical components, making to
failure. The ground loop has an
expected life of over 50 years and
requires little to no maintenance.
Geothermal systems work toward
the preservation of the environment
by minimizing present rain, air
pollution and the destruction of the
ozone layer.
Geothermal systems work with the
moderate ground temperature to
heat your home in the winter and to
cool it in the summer.
Geothermal systems keep indoor
air cleaner and free of pollens,
outdoor pollutants, mold spores nd
other allergens. If indoor air quality
is a priority for you, consider a
geothermal system.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems are most
popular due to the low operating costs in
the initial purchasing process. Most homeowner’s
purchase the system for the operating
savings, but once they system is installed,
they notice an additional
benefit, improved
comfort. In heating, geothermal heat pumps
provide warmer air temperatures (typically 95-
105°F, 35-41°C) than conventional air source heat
pumps (85-95°F, 29-35°C), but because
they are sized to run significantly more than a
fossil fuel (natural gas, fuel oil or propane)
furnace, they don’t “blast” hot air followed by an
extended time when air is not being
circulated. The steady, warm air provided by a
geothermal heat pump provides the
most comfortable heating system available. In
cooling, a geothermal heat pump provides
better dehumidification than conventional air
conditioning systems, causing the indoor
humidity to be lower, thus more comfortable. This
makes a geothermal unit the
most comfortable cooling system available.

Common Questions:
Q: What is a geothermal heat pump?

A: A geothermal or "ground-source" heat pump is and electrically-powered device that uses the
natural heat storage ability of the earth and/or the earth's groundwater to heat and cool your home or

Q: How does the heat pump work?

A: Like any type of heat pump, it simply moves heat energy from one place to another. Your
refrigerator works using the same scientific principle. By using refrigeration, the geothermal heat pump
removes heat energy stored in the earth and/or the earth's groundwater and transfers it to the home.

Q: How is heat transferred between the earth and the home?

A: Heat is extracted from the earth through a liquid medium (water or an anti-freeze solution) and is
pumped to the heat pump heat exchanger. There, the heat is used to heat your home. In summer the
process is reversed and indoor heat is extracted from your home and transferred to the earth through
the liquid.

Q: You mentioned heating and cooling. Does it do both?

A: Yes. One of the things that makes a heat pump so versatile is its ability to be a heating and cooling
system in one. You can change from one mode to another with a simple flick of a switch on your
indoor thermostat. Plus, a geothermal heat pump can assist in heating hot water year-round.

Q: Does the installation of a geothermal system have to be approved by the Town?

A: There are needed permits from the town, all of this is handled by our licensed staff.

Q: Is there a chance of a fire?

A: Being that this unit runs on ground water or an antifreeze solution, not fossil fuels, there is little to no
chance of a fire.

Q: How long does the system last?

A: A geothermal ground loop system has an expected life of over 50 years.

Q: What about repairs and maintenance cost?

A: Geothermal systems have fewer mechanical components, making them more reliable and less
prone to failure. The ground loop has an expected life of over 50 years and requires little to no

Q: How much acreage does the property have to have?

A: This depends on the size of your home or building. An average 1500sq ft home should require only
one drilled hole for the system, taking very minimal space. The exact square footage of the property is
needed to provide the best estimate.

Please contact us with any further questions you may
Thank you!!