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Geothermal Heat Pump

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Geothermal Heat Pump

image of geothermal heat pump A Geothermal Heat Pump is a type of heating and/or cooling system that uses the temperature differential between deep in the ground and the air in your home.

The ground below about 20 feet under the surface remains at a constant temperature of about 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit all year around. So in the wintertime, this is higher than the outside air temperature, and it can therefore be used as a source of heat for your home. And in the summertime, this temperature is lower than the air temperature in your home, so that it can be used as a heat sink for getting rid of heat for your home (cooling it).

A Geothermal Heat Pump is different than a Heat Pump (traditional). A traditional Heat Pump just uses the outside air as the heat source or sink, where a Geothermal Heat Pump uses the ground about 20 feet below the surface as the heat source or sink.

If you have Central Air Conditioning or Forced Air Heat with your Geothermal Heat Pump, then you should also put a checkmark to include them as part of your home features in your Home Wizard app.

Shown in the 'Routine Care' section are the recommended routine maintenance tasks for your geothermal heat pump. The 'Q & A' section shows answers to common questions. And the 'Articles' section provides helpful articles about your geothermal heat pump.

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Geothermal Heat Pump