Why Ground-Source Heat Pumps?

Ground-source heat pumps are heating and cooling systems that transfer heat between the earth and your home. Ground-source heat pumps serve as an all-in-one, central heating and cooling system. Also known as a geothermal heat pump, a ground-source heat pump is the most efficient heating and cooling system available and is extremely reliable even on the coldest days. Here are some of the advantages of a ground-source heat pump over fossil fuel-burning systems.

Operation

  • Operating costs are typically lower than oil, propane, or electric resistance, and about the same as (or marginally higher than) natural gas heating  
  • Operates efficiently as a whole-building solution in cold climates, like Massachusetts

Comfort

  • Consistent home temperature  
  • Compatible with zoned thermostats  
  • Quiet  
  • Safety
  • No on-site fossil fuels

Flexibility & Function

  • Provides heating, cooling, and potentially hot water in a single, efficient system 
  • Most efficient heating and cooling system available  
  • Can use ductwork that is already installed in homes 

 

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • Lower greenhouse gas impact than fossil fuels  
  • Potential to have zero greenhouse gas impacts when paired with solar photovoltaic panels or 100% renewable electricity

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