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Geoexchange Heat Pump (GSHP)

Geoexchange Heat Pump (GSHP)

What is a Geoexchange Heat Pump?

  • A geoexchange heat pump is a system that uses the stored energy in the earth to provide heating, cooling and hot water to homes and commercial buildings.
  • Through a series of closed loop water pipes descending approximately 300 feet into the ground circulating water collects heat from the ground in the winter for heating. In the summer the system reverses itself and pulls heat from the building and transfers it into the ground.


Benefits of a Geoexchange System.

  • One of the most efficient heating and cooling systems available
  • Typically 35% more efficient than conventional air conditioning systems and 15% more efficient than conventional gas heating systems
  • Extremely quiet operation, no noisy compressors on the roof top to listen to
  • Fewer mechanical parts to maintain

How a Geoexchange System Protects the Environment.

  • A geoexchange system conserves natural resources by providing heating and cooling without using fossil fuel.
  • There is less energy used while producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

Watch a Video on the Ground Source Heat Pumps in Palo Alto

For more information about the geothermal program contact CPAU at (650) 329-2241.

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Last Updated: November 29, 2012