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Geothermal Heat Pump: More Information
September, 2016

Are you considering a geothermal heat pump and looking for more information on these very efficient heating and cooling systems? Below are some resources we found useful while writing this article:

  • The U.S. Department of Energy has an overview of geothermal heat pumps and advice on choosing and installing a geothermal heat pump in your home.

  • ENERGY STAR lists certified geothermal heat pumps.

  • Take Control and Save has a resource document on whether a geothermal heat pump (also called a ground source heat pump) is right for your home.

  • This article from Family Handyman has a quick overview of the pros and cons of geothermal heat pumps.

A geothermal heat pump can have many different connections to the ground.