Geothermal Explained How Geothermal Heat Pumps use the Earth to Heat and Cool Your Home Geothermal Technology Geothermal heat pumps use the earth as a heat source in the winter and as a heat storage source in the summer. The ground loop components of a geothermal heating and cooling system can last up to 50 years! Ground and water temperatures, 6 feet below the earth's surface, stay relatively constant throughout the year. This allows the system to provide extremely efficient heating or cooling all year long in virtually any climate. Sometimes the term "environmental comfort system" is used to describe a geothermal heat pump. This happens because a heat pump absorbs or rejects heat from the earth and has absolutely no impact on the environment. Geothermal heating and cooling systems can be a great way to live more comfortably, save money and provide you with peace of mind when it comes to staying comfortable in your home. Geothermal systems are extremely efficient, environmentally friendly, last longer than traditional HVAC systems and usually qualify for financial incentives either from a local or federal standpoint. Stieferman Heating Company offers Geothermal systems that will reduce monthly heating and cooling bills up to 70% over traditional HVAC systems. With geothermal, you do not have to worry about the unpredictable swings associated with fossil fuel costs. Heating, cooling, and getting some (or all) of your hot water from a geothermal heat pump costs less than a traditional HVAC system. If you chose to finance your geothermal system, it can be paid off with the money you'll save on utility costs. Call Stieferman today and see how you can benefit from a Geothermal Heating & Cooling system.