What is Geothermal?
When B&L mentions geothermal, we are referring to a geothermal heat pump or ground source heat pump (GSHP) in a central heating and/or cooling system that transfers heat to or from the ground. Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) are electrically powered systems that utilize 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 hot water for homes and commercial buildings.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has called ground source heat pumps the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective space conditioning systems available.
What makes Geothermal different?
Besides incredible savings, geothermal does not burn fossil fuel and only a small amount of electricity is used to run the geothermal components. A geothermal system is over five times more efficient in heating and more than twice as efficient in cooling if installed correctly. These systems do not require much maintenance although we still suggest periodic checks of all systems in your home.