Geothermal home energy refers to transfer of energy from the earth
to the home. Using geothermal technology, the natural temperature
of the earth or water, can be used to heat and cool homes, and heat
Video - Geothermal House Design
Video - Geothermal Heat Pump
Use underground thermal properties to heat and cool your home.
A geothermal exchange heat pump is also known as a ground source
Geothermal heat pumps use the natural heat stored in the earth
or ground water to provide energy efficient heating and cooling.
A ground loop - exchanges heat between the earth and the heat
Flow center to connect the indoor and outdoor equipment.
The heat pump equipment works in reverse to a refrigerator; it
removes heat from one location and applies it to another.
Geothermal heat pumps can be installed into new homes or retrofitted
into existing homes.
They provide heating and cooling of the internal home environment,
as well as domestic hot water. They suit most size homes, in any
The initial cost of installing a Geothermal Heat Pump system is
typcially quite high, ranging from $5,000 to $12,000 for a 2,000
sq. ft. home. However the average cost of most systems is around
$20,000. The cost of installation is impacted by the geology of
the area, size of the home and location of the home/property.
The system can save the average family from $400-$1,400/year, reducing
the average heating/cooling costs by 35-70% per household. In many
countries, the cost of a system can be mitigated by governmental
programs such as tax credits.