As with all heat pumps, the amount of energy geothermal heat pumps use varies dramatically based on the ground temperature, its conductivity and how much heating or cooling is needed. However, they typically use far less... More »

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Heat pumps alter the temperature of the air for indoor environments. A reversible heat pump can provide either warm or cold air to an environment. Heat pumps have a shorter amortization time scale than traditional air co... More »

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Heat pumps are electric devices that transfer heat from a colder area to a warmer one, allowing them to provide heat in a home when outside temperatures are cold and air conditioning when the temperatures outside are war... More »

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In areas where the need for heating and cooling is moderate, heat pumps help to save money on energy bills -- as much as 40 percent over an electric furnace, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Heat pumps also of... More »

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In the right areas, heat pumps offer homeowners efficient heating and cooling. While they might cost more that other heating solutions up front, those in temperate or warm areas can pay less for their heating. More »

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Geothermal heating works by using a heat pump to pull heat from the ground via a connection to a ground loop, which is a group of underground pipes. This naturally renewable heat source uses the temperature of the Earth'... More »

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Most dual-fuel heat pumps have a heat pump for heating and cooling a structure in temperate weather and gas or oil furnace components for especially cold times. Systems can typically be set to switch automatically when t... More »

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