GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMPS

Geothermal Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs) transfer heat to and from the ground for heating and cooling purposes in homes or buildings.

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Examples of Geothermal Heat Pumps May Include:

Closed Horizontal Loop System

These systems have sealed pipes that contain a working fluid that is warmed or cooled by the ground or water and sent through a heat pump in the structure that it serves. The fluid travels back to begin the process over again.

Open Loop Well Water Systems

Open loop geothermal systems exchange heat by pumping groundwater through the system directly and without recycling it.

 

 

Vertical Loop System

In locations with less available horizontal space, the pipes can be buried in deep vertical shafts.

 

 

Lake or Pond Loop System

In areas with appropriately sized bodies of water, pipes may be sunk beneath the surface to achieve the same exchange of heat as if they were underground.

 

 

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