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Geothermal heat pumps, or ground source heat pumps (GSHP) have been around for more than half a century. The technology exploits the constant temperatures we find right below the Earth’s surface, either for heating or cooling purposes, and has significantly higher efficiency than electrical heating, furnaces or even air source he

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from Greenpower Technology

5 Great Reasons to Choose an Air Source Heat Pump

What is an air source heat pump, and how does it work? | Pass One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning | (618) 997-6471 | www.passonehour.com

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from DIY

10 Easy Steps to Keep Your Air-Conditioning Unit Running Smoothly

While these steps will help to keep your AC system in top shape, be aware that there are maintenance items that only a trained HVAC technician will be able to do... The bottom line? While some AC maintenance can be done by a savvy homeowner, it’s still necessary to have an expert technician check the system periodically.

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Do you know how a #geothermal heat pump system works? Learn about the four different kinds to determine which one may best suit your needs.

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5 Things to Know About a Geothermal Heat Pump

5 Things to Know About a Geothermal Heat Pump: A geothermal heat pump can save money on energy but costs a lot to install. We list the pros and cons of geothermal heating systems and help you decide whether this system is best for your home. The promise and problem Fact 1: It works like your fridge Fact 2: The upfront costs are scary Fact 3: Geothermal has real benefits Fact 4: There are downsides, besides the cost Fact 5: Type of loop affects the cost

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Geothermal heat pumps provide wintertime heating by extracting heat from a source and transferring it to the building. A ground source heat pump uses the top layer of the earth crust (usually three to 500 feet deep) as a source of heat, thus taking advantage of its seasonally moderate temperatures. In the summer, the process can be reversed so the heat pump extracts heat from the building.

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