A ground source heat pump or geothermal system taps into earth’s natural heating and cooling properties to deliver savings on energy costs. Users can wring even more savings by integrating a geothermal system as a part of a home that includes other high performance systems.
Geothermal heat pump systems can save 30 to 50 percent in heating and cooling costs. But the initial costs for installing the ground loop have been a stumbling block the industry has struggled with for years. However, a new approach to financing the ground loops has made it easier for new communities to adopt geothermal heating and cooling.
Net zero homes produce as much energy as they consume, through renewable energy sources. One of the best ways to reduce the overall demand for energy is to make geothermal heating and cooling a part of the home.