Choosing and Installing Geothermal Heat Pumps

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Choosing and Installing Geothermal Heat Pumps
When selecting and installing a geothermal heat pump, consider the heating and cooling efficiency, the economics of the system, and your site’s characteristics. Be sure to find a qualified installer.

Heating and Cooling Efficiency of Geothermal Heat Pumps
The heating efficiency of ground-source and water-source heat pumps is indicated by their coefficient of performance (COP), which is the ratio of heat provided in Btu per Btu of energy input. Their cooling efficiency is indicated by the Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER), which is the ratio of the heat removed (in Btu per hour) to the electricity required (in watts) to run the unit.

Look for the ENERGY STAR® label, which indicates that the unit meets ENERGY STAR criteria. Manufacturers of high-efficiency geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) voluntarily use the EPA ENERGY STAR label on qualifying equipment and related product literature. Many GHPs carry the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR label.

Source: U.S. Department of Energy Choosing and Installing Geothermal Heat Pumps 

If you are within 50 miles of San Jose and you are interested in geothermal for your home or commercial building, contact Cold Craft, Inc. 408.374.7292 or info@coldcraft.com

If you need help with indoor comfort or air quality, contact Cold Craft, Inc.

408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM

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