Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs) are electrically powered heat pump systems that tap the stored energy of the greatest solar collector in existence – the Earth. These systems use the Earth’s relatively constant temperature to provide heating, cooling and, in some cases, hot water for homes and commercial buildings.
The ground is able to maintain a higher rate of temperature consistency because it absorbs 47% of the sun's energy (heat) as it hits the Earth’s surface. Geothermal systems are able to tap into this free energy with an Earth loop. This allows the system to reach higher efficiencies (300%-600%) during cold weather, compared to 175%-250% for air-source heat pumps.
With the addition of a desuperheater, GSHPs can turn waste heat to the task of heating hot water. During the summer, when the system is in cooling mode, your hot water is produced free as a byproduct of the thermal process. In winter, with the heating mode, the desuperheater heats a portion of your hot water. Desuperheaters are standard on some units, optional on others. Stand-alone systems that will heat water all year around can also be purchased.
Our experience ranges from the replacement of existing GSHP’s, the installation of new systems, to complex systems incorporating radiant floor heating, pool heating, and portable hot water.
As a ClimateMaster® GeoElite Dealer, TriState Home Services offers a 100% homeowner's satisfaction guarantee on Geothermal system installations, which provides a refund of 100% of your purchase price if you are not satisfied with our installation. Contact us for more details.
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