Geothermal heating and cooling systems take advantage of the earth's ability to store heat. The system consists of a heat pump connected to a loop of pipes buried horizontally just below ground-surface or installed in boreholes drilled vertically up to several hundred feet below a residence or building. A heat-conveying fluid is circulated through the pipes to extract or reject heat that is then used to heat or cool the building. During the winter, heat is extracted from the earth, and is then concentrated by the TTHERMGEO geothermal heat pump through the refrigeration process and is released into your home through the blower or radiant floor heat system. In the summer, the process is reversed and heat is removed from your home and reject it into the earth.
Geothermal heat pumps don’t create energy. They simply move the energy that is already there. This is accomplished all without emitting carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide or greenhouse gases that contribute to degrading our environment that are often associated with typical split-system furnace and condensing unit systems used in most homes today. The US Department of Energy recognizes geothermal systems as the most environmentally friendly, energy efficient and economical way to heat and cool your home. In many cases heating and cooling bills are reduced 40-70% over a typical forced air system.