Geothermal heat pumps are a necessary component when installing a geothermal system in your home. As the central heating and cooling system, geothermal heat pumps transfer heat to and from the ground, by way of a ground loop.
Geothermal heat pumps function like your conventional heat pump, using high-pressure refrigerant to capture and move heat in and out of your home. However, the use of a geothermal heat pump supplies your home with high efficiency heating and cooling, cutting utility bills by up to 70% each month.
Types of Geothermal Heat Pump Systems:
All-in-One – The most common type of geothermal heat pump that comes in a packaged unit. This air system typically replaces a fossil fuel furnace or air-handler.
Split – Geothermal heat pumps are separated into two sections: the compressor and the water-to-refrigerant heat exchanger in one cabinet, with the blower assembly and air-to-refrigerant heat exchanger in the other.
Hydronic – Water is heated and used in radiant floor heating, hydronic air handlers, hot water for personal use or for heating a pool or spa.
DX Systems – Refrigerant circulates through copper tubing placed in the ground and exchanges heat directly with the soil through the walls of the copper tubing.